by Paul Garrin with David Rokeby, 1994-96.
(photo courtesy Holly Solomon Gallery, NY)
Autonomous Object Tracking System with Robotic Cameras
Stationary cameras function as visual sensors to the
VNSII interface by David Rokeby that controls the
positioning of robotic "snipercams" which lock on
to moving targets (the viewer's heads) and "fire shots"
(audio of gunshots). The viewer sees his/her image on
video monitors, set into the face of the metal wall,
in the crosshairs of the snipercam.
Each of the 4 autonomous snipercams can track up to
32 individual objects, and monitor their status--
scanning--looks for target
verify----check for movement
if no movement go on to next
check again for movement
after x duration, end time to live cycle