Bristol Robotics Lab is Developing the Future of Ticketing in the UK

 - Jul 29, 2017
References: brl.ac.uk & bbc
The UK's Bristol Robotics Lab is developing a facial recognition system that may have the potential to usher in the future of ticketing.

The system is currently being designed to replace the need for tickets on trains in the UK, and uses two near-infrared lights to help a camera pick up on the unique texture and orientations of the pixel that make up a face. Since everyone—including twins—has a completely unique three-dimensional facial structure, the system is able to recognize individuals, even if they are wearing glasses. As such, the advanced system will not recognize photos of faces, as they lack dimension.

The development of the facial recognition ticketing system has the potential to completely replace tokens, paper tickets and plastic cards when it comes to permitting entry to a secure space.