Sean Mealin

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A cyber-enabled, computer-mediated communication platform connects human and canine intelligence to achieve a new generation of Cyber-Enhanced Working Dog. CEWDs could be incorporated with other technologies to create intelligent emergency response systems. increasingly critical in the process of locating survivors rapidly. However, as a consequence of the(More)
Training animals is a process that requires a significant investment of time and energy on the part of the trainer. One of the most basic training tasks is to train dogs to perform postures on cue. While it might be easy for a human trainer to see when an animal has performed the desired posture, it is much more difficult for a computer to determine this.(More)
One of the challenges to working with canines is that whereas humans are primarily vocal communicators, canines are primarily postural and behavioral communicators. It can take years to gain some level of proficiency at reading canine body language, even under the best of circumstances. In the case of guide dogs and visually-impaired handlers, this task is(More)
3D sensing hardware, such as the Microsoft Kinect, allows new interaction paradigms that would be difficult to accomplish with traditional RGB cameras alone. One basic step in realizing these new methods of animal-computer interaction is posture and behavior detection and classification. In this paper, we present a system capable of identifying static(More)
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