A New Method for Automatic, Real-Time Face Detection and Expression Recognition

Tech ID: 20597 / UC Case 2003-227-0

Technology Description

University researchers have invented a method for automatic, real-time face detection and expression recognition that is robust for unconstrained situations such as free human motion, varied facial expressions, and many other human and machine factors. The main application has been in human-robot and human-computer interactions, though security applications are also well within reach. Other applications include market surveys, psychological assessment, truth quantification, and automatic tutoring systems.

Patent Status

Country Type Number Dated Case
United States Of America Issued Patent 7,624,076 11/24/2009 2003-227
United States Of America Issued Patent 7,587,069 09/08/2009 2003-227
United States Of America Issued Patent 7,379,568 05/27/2008 2003-227


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robots, human-machine interface, security, smart environments

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