Thursday, October 03, 2013

Google Buys Gesture Recognition Startup

Gigaom, EETimes: Google has bought San Francisco-based gesture recognition startup Bot Square, developer of the Flutter. Flutter is an application that allows users to control media playback with simple gestures captured by their computer’s webcam. The company is said to be working on facial expression recognition to control mobile phones. There’s no word yet on financial details of the acquisition, but Flutter’s entire team of six employees, which includes four PhD’s, is said to join Google in Mountain View.

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