#1603: BotBooth

In olden days, tourist sites used to be bedeviled by photographers vying with each other to take pictures of visitors in return for cash.

Today’s invention upgrades that idea to allow venues more control of the concession. Each tourist location would have a small number of mobile photobooths: robot photo-vending machines which would:

–accept credit card payment
–shine a light onto the ground indicating where the subjects should stand
–move themselves so as to guarantee a unique shot
–use face recognition so people are not obscuring the location’s main features
–take a near-professional quality image (or video)
–display the shots and then send the photos wirelessly to mobile or home systems.

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