Checked out Kinfu, looks to do something quite similar. I am somewhat 
concerned about the resolution currently offered though. I'll see if there 
is a way to scale it down to simpler objects for easier atomspace digging 
and verification. Otherwise I do understand the draw of Kinfu. Perhaps a 
hybrid-type system would be ideal. Off to do more research...

On Friday, September 16, 2016 at 11:37:31 AM UTC-4, Noah Bliss wrote:
> I'm going to be showing a great deal of ignorance in this post, but who 
> knows, it might help. 
> I understand an issue recently discussed with embodiment concerns methods 
> for processing visual input. It's well known that at this time sending raw 
> video into atomspace is a bad idea and that humans have built in visual 
> processors that assist our conscious minds in understanding what our eyes 
> see. (Obvious simple example being that the image is preflipped). 
> I understand opencog has (in some form) a python api which leads me to 
> think using the visual processing engine OpenCV may not be a bad idea. It 
> has a fantastic python api, allows for exporting specific data from raw 
> video such as "33% of the screen is red", or  there are 2 lines in the 
> field of view." it also has a PHENOMINAL foreground/background separation 
> engine that allows only a processing of new or moving objects in the field 
> of view. 
> While a more mature opencog engine may prefer a more "raw" processor, I 
> see OpenCV as a great place to start for getting useful information into 
> atomspace quickly. 
> I have yet to start work on this, heck, I have yet to fully learn the 
> ropes of the current opencog system, but I wanted to at least drop the info 
> here in case anyone else had comments or wanted to get a head-start on me. 
> Best regards my friends. 
> Noah B. 
> PS: My personal experience with OpenCV was specifically dealing with 
> automated turrets. There are great YouTube examples of using OpenCV for 
> face-tracking webcams attached to servos, and blob isolating security 
> cameras if you wanted specific examples to look up. 

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