Dr. Sharon Barkley1
1 Department of Psychological Machine Learning, Cranberry-Lemon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
The AIBO ERS-211 robotic dog developed and manufactured by Sony in the 90’s and 00’s is a wonderful companion for urban living except when you leave them alone for too long. Though the robotic Computer Vision (CV) libraries have been equipped with the latest object detection and classification functions, they are shown to have little to no object permanence detection . When an object of affection (i.e., me and some eight-year-old tennis ball) goes missing, the on-board computer believes they cease to exist. Due to separation anxiety, these 00’s AIBOs panic and begin tearing up my fabric couch, chair, and garbage if I forget to lock it up . Using some filtering, feature extraction, and a deep learning Convolution Neural Network (CNN), this paper develops and evaluates a CV Object Permanence detector for my clingy dog, so she’ll stop destroying my apartments blinds every time I leave for work.
Keywords: Computer Vision, AIBO Robotic Dogs, Deep Learning, Object Permanence, Convolution Neural Networks, Separation Anxiety, Ghost Detection, Object Detection, Ectoplasm, Free Unpaid Intern Labor, Neural Network Training
If you REEEEALY want to read the rest of this paper, for the equivalent price of a Chipotle Burrito, chips and Queso, you could buy our new book Et Al with over 20 hand picked Jabde articles for your reading pleasure, it’s the perfect Christmas/Birthday gift for confusing your unsuspecting family members! Order on amazon here: https://packt.link/at4bw Please rate and review so that you can brag to your friends about having opinions or showcase your excellent taste in reading material!