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SuperSmartBoard animates what you draw

October 29, 2006

SmartBoards were the logical evolution of the blackboards we knew when we were young. MIT’s AI Lab takes it a step further by making the board understand what you have drawn. They call it “Assist Sketch Understanding System”, I call it SuperSmartBoard to keep it simple. Here is why… The system take a form of sketch recognition and combines it with a physics engine.

“The sketchpad system currently understands mechanical drawings. The system recognizes simple mechanical elements, such as springs, pulleys, and pin joints. It also has a way to describe concepts, such as fixed objects and gravity; for example, a downward-pointing arrow indicates gravity. “

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