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Photoshop thread: Sony patents a new sort of "emotion engine"

UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
edited September 2010 in Games and Technology
By popular vote this is now a photoshop thread! I don't know if we'll do voting or whatever but yeah.

Sony's new patent on software that detects emotion for use in video games.
Laughter… as a “controller”? It sounds funny on paper, but Sony Computer Entertainment America seems serious about the concept considering they filed a patent for a laugh detecting program.

The application picks up on metadata, which includes laughter recorded by the microphone and a user’s expression from the camera. Both devices are linked to a “game console”, shown as a PlayStation 3 in the diagram, which identifies the user, notes emotions, and transfers the data over a network.

How will Sony identify emotions? The patent mentions identifying body gestures and tracking group interactions “such as when two individuals give each other a ‘High Five.’” Sony also developed smile detecting software for their Cyber Shot W120 camera which could be used too.

While the patent focuses on laughter it can identify other emotions such as sadness, excitement, anger, joy, interest, and boredom. For example, boredom may be detected if a user is “looking away from the presentation, yawning, or talking over the presentation.”

Here’s an example set of data and a flow chart depicting how the system works.

The software isn’t limited to video games. It can also be used for TV shows, films, and other media presentations, but we’ll drop those for now.

What do you think of a game that can read your emotions? Perhaps, an RPG that changes its story or the way the characters interact based on how you react.

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  • StormwatcherStormwatcher Blegh BlughRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    If those pictures are real they give a new meaning to LOL SONY.

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  • DarmakDarmak Forgive me for this violence I am about to inflictRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Man, this falls under the category of that mind reading controller thing that I believe several companies have tried to make.

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  • StranaStrana Registered User
    edited August 2009
    I can't help but interpret that first picture as an upsetting lithograph of some dystopian hellscape.

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  • SaddlerSaddler Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    It's hard to imagine uses for this in video gaming, other than cutting off other companies' more holistic gesture based efforts.

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  • StrikorStrikor Scoped and dropped! Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    That picture will haunt my dreams for the next several days. It looks like some sort of crazy sex toy.

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  • Toxin01Toxin01 Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Oh god... that picture.. is this a porn simulator?

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    It took a page right out of "Burns' Heir" from the Simpsons.

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    why is the Joker watching TV?
    this whole thing seems very weird

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  • MongerMonger I'm a ploughin cobbler. Look at my ploughin wagon. Dallas, TXRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I do like that the guy feels the need to point at the screen, presumably while in an empty room, alone.

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  • Captain TragedyCaptain Tragedy Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Sony finally taps into the vast "foot-porn fetishist" market.

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  • PataPata Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    That image is a dark wellspring of madness.

    Spoiler:
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  • StranaStrana Registered User
    edited August 2009
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    Laugh Detected, Smile Detected

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    For future use gentlemen.

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    scarab you have mental problems
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  • HuxleyHuxley Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Better?

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    I think better.

    Edit: Well, not better than Guernica >< Tooooo slow.

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  • KhavallKhavall Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    A small change to this and survival horror is going to kick so much ass

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  • UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Oh man, this warrants a new photoshop thread.

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  • B:LB:L Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Antimatter wrote: »
    why is the Joker watching TV?
    this whole thing seems very weird

    It's all part of the plan.

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  • ScabiesScabies Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Its not too often that you see a schematic like this where the device is as creepy if not creepier than the "humans" they illustrate using them...

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  • BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Bluster Kerfuffle Master of Windy ImportRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Scabies wrote: »
    Its not too often that you see a schematic like this where the device is as creepy if not creepier than the "humans" they illustrate using them...

    What's creepy about a personal ass-kicking machine?

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    "After all these years, we finally own Guernica"

    "Take THAT, Guernica!"

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  • mwoodymwoody Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
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  • HuxleyHuxley Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    One more for being at work and bored:

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    SCREECH OF THE FARG
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  • FoodFood Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    This is almost as exciting as the Nintendo Horse Bag.

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    But not quite.

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  • MongerMonger I'm a ploughin cobbler. Look at my ploughin wagon. Dallas, TXRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Scabies wrote: »
    Its not too often that you see a schematic like this where the device is as creepy if not creepier than the "humans" they illustrate using them...

    What's creepy about a personal ass-kicking machine?
    It's not just a personal ass-kicking machine. It is a perpetual personal ass-kicking machine.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Have we picked a topic for the next photoshop thread yet?

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    For future use gentlemen.

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    Needs to be "lolsony"

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  • HylianbunnyHylianbunny Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I...I think this is the next Photoshop thread, just in disguise.

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  • PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 Yeah, I know, I missed Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    LewieP wrote: »
    Have we picked a topic for the next photoshop thread yet?

    It's gotta be this. It's too good to pass up.

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  • ecco the dolphinecco the dolphin Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Heh. I just noticed - the perpetual boot kicker has its arrow in the counter-clockwise direction. The man's getting slapped by the boots on their way down!

    I would've expected the opposite, but maybe that's why it's funny.

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  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Bless that ewok.

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  • MongerMonger I'm a ploughin cobbler. Look at my ploughin wagon. Dallas, TXRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Heh. I just noticed - the perpetual boot kicker has its arrow in the counter-clockwise direction. The man's getting slapped by the boots on their way down!

    I would've expected the opposite, but maybe that's why it's funny.
    He's kicking his own ass because he's too stupid to figure out how to properly kick his own ass.

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    LewieP wrote: »
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    For future use gentlemen.

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    Needs to be "lolsony"

    because that isn't the oldest fucking meme that was never funny in the first place

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  • Mr_GrinchMr_Grinch Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Why do all these patent illustrations look like Jack Chick comics?
    Spoiler:

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  • MikeRyuMikeRyu Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    This was a surprise funny thread.

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  • HuxleyHuxley Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Oh man Chick Tracks ... if I had more time I'd love to dig out classic frames to make the dude laugh at.

    All, SATAN HAS TAKEN OVER YOUR LIFE, HEROIN BOB!

    Laugh detected, smile detected!

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  • KhavallKhavall Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    LewieP wrote: »
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    For future use gentlemen.

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    Needs to be "lolsony"

    because that isn't the oldest fucking meme that was never funny in the first place

    However, it remains current and cogent because they do things like this

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Khavall wrote: »
    LewieP wrote: »
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    For future use gentlemen.

    351zb0x.png

    Needs to be "lolsony"

    because that isn't the oldest fucking meme that was never funny in the first place

    However, it remains current and cogent because they do things like this

    No. Find something new. Good God is G&T the lamest fucking place sometimes

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
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    Holy shit, how did we not notice that!

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I'm thinking about this and clearly what was on the television was unimportant when they designed that diagram

    This means that the person drawing it just had to put sometihng generically funny on it

    So the first thing that came to mind was that thing

    That's pretty hilarious all on it's own

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  • UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
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