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Hairy Glaven

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 in IOTD, Object Database, Science

Hairy elongated noisy stimulus. The lines are surface normals, sampled across the object. They are generated using a continuous random method (sometimes called ‘noise’) and were used to test symmetry perception in 3D...

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Sculpted Golden Boy

Posted on Apr 7, 2014 in IOTD, Object Database, Science

A stimulus, # 13, otherwise known as ‘golden boy’ (long story) with a mapping of under- and over-sculpt from a shape production experiment where we had artists and non-artists reproduce shapes using only vision, touch, or some combination of both to observe the ‘target’ stimulus. Red indicates where sculptors put too much clay and...

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Statistical Shape of 3D Objects.

Posted on Apr 3, 2014 in IOTD, Object Database, Science

Statistical distribution of shape on a 3D object (A bell pepper from Norman et al). Each color represents a class of shape ala Koenderink’s “Shape Index”. The histogram below shows the distribution along with a key to the shape categories illustrated...

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Anticipation of Sabre Fencing Attacks

Posted on Apr 1, 2014 in IOTD, Science

A set of motion-capture trajectories for the Anticipation of Sabre Fencing Attacks paper by Pete Possidente and I. You can see the ‘whip’ of the tip of the sabre at the end of the attack (green dots on top). The rest are body joint positions. The whole attack took place over about 3m in about...

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