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Submission + - Seeing the forest for the trees (

swframe writes: "A new object recognition system developed at MIT and UCLA looks for rudimentary visual features shared by multiple examples of the same object. Then it looks for combinations of those features shared by multiple examples, and combinations of those combinations, and so on, until it has assembled a model of the object that resembles a line drawing. Long (Leo) Zhu, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology" from
I've been working on something similar and I think this accomplishment looks very promising.

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