Monday, February 22, 2010

MIT's Sketch-Interpreting Software

MIT students are full of innovation, aren't they? The latest in the world of tablet computing is sketch-interpreting software. We already have handwriting recognition, but how about sketch recognition? Listen to this:
If a chemist, for example, uses a stylus — an inkless plastic pen — to draw a molecule on a tablet computer, the software can identify different types of chemical bonds and element symbols and determine the structure of the molecule. Similarly, if an electrical engineer draws a circuit diagram, the software will identify the circuit's separate components — like resistors, capacitors, batteries, and simple wires — and display them in different colors. Other applications of the system include programs that can interpret mechanical drawings, family trees, and diagrams of computer programs.
Sounds amazing, doesn't it?  Read about this on the MIT News website by clicking here.

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