Development of Facial Expression Technology by OMRON
OMRON has announced its new facial expression technology capable of estimating seven different facial expressions ,Happiness, Surprise, Fear, Disgust, Anger, Sadness, and neutral all in real-time. The technology can be applied to robotic technology where robot could react to a user’s facial expressions. The new technology can also be applied to image search engines or interactive games that respond to the facial expressions of the players. The new facial expression technology combines the OMRON’s proprietary 3D model-fitting technology and statistical classification method based on a massive database of facial images.
The technology up to now has been used primarily to recognize individual faces, but through enhancement of the technology it has been possible to estimate facial expression based on relative position of all facial parts, allowing for high speed estimation while requiring only a small amount of system memory.. The new technology would allow real-time estimation of facial estimation using not only video imagery but also still images.