IU professors receive grant for development research

IU professors Linda Smith and Chen Yu, with the assistance of computer vision researchers from Georgia Tech, have received $700,000 from the National Science Foundation to lead new research that could strengthen the understanding of how children learn to recognize discrete categories of objects, according to an IU press release. Smith and Yu are both members of the IU-Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. The work is expected to help in the creation of machines that can learn how to visually recognize objects with the same natural ability as children, according to the release. The researchers will recruit more than 100 families to gather first-person image data from both infants and toddlers in their own homes using eye-tracking technology and lightweight 
mini-cameras. The team…


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