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The Flo Control Project

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Boris Tsikanovsky had a cat named Flo, who sometimes brought prey into the house. To stop this, he rigged up a Practical Image Recognition System. A profile image is taken as soon as the cat begins to enter. If the image is not the cat’s normal recognizable profile, the cat door will not open. So if the cat is carrying something in her mouth, she cannot come in the house! This system also keeps other critters from entering. The explanation is a bit technical, but the pictures tell the story. You can also track the activities of his current cats, Squirrel and Alexia, at the “Flo Watch” page. Link -via Reddit

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You have to understand the mind of a geek.

I mentioned this story to a friend of mine a few years ago. He is a scientist with Dynetics Corp. (worked on the M.O.A.B project, he was very stressed during those 3 months) and was currently working on an independent target acquisition system for individual bomblets.

His immediate response was to consider what system he would use to tackle the problem. I was certain I would see a new dog door next time I visited his house.
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