Illustration of a New Machine-vision Technique (image) Purdue University Share Print E-Mail Caption Researchers developing a new machine-vision technique tested their method on certain complex shapes, including the human form or a centaur, a mythical half-human, half-horse creature. The heat mapping allows a computer to recognize the objects no matter how the figures are bent or twisted and is able to ignore "noise" introduced by imperfect laser scanning or other erroneous data. Credit Purdue University image/Karthik Ramani and Yi Fang Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.