AMOR – a creature for your desktop

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AMOR stands for Automatic Machine Object Recognition. It is a toolbox built upon Orange which allows end-users as well as computer vision scientist to do object recognition. It features most of the standard object recognition algorithms (SIFT, SVM...).It provides several different characters who prance around your X screen doing tricks and giving you tips.

Note that AMOR will only work with some window managers. Both KWin (the KDE window manager) and Metacity (a GTK2 window manager) are supported.

AMOR is a nice toy which is absolutely senseless. It displays a tiny figure on your desktop, running on top of your windows or falling down to the bottom. It is a KDE application, but it should be no problem to use it in Gnome

Install AMOR in Ubuntu

If you want to install use the following command

sudo aptitude install amor

This will complete the installation

Using AMOR

You need to activate AMOR for this go to Applications--->Others--->AMOR

Some creatures for your desktop

You can configure any creature right click on any creature select configure

Once it opens you should see similar to the following screen here you need to select a creature

AMOR Help Options

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8 Responses

  1. argotnaut says:

    Hmmm, I had always heard it called “Amusing Misuse of Resources.”

  2. John says:

    I second Argotnaut. I’m glad you covered it though, I’ve always been a fan.

  3. shadowflier says:

    I remember a long time ago, when I was still using windows 98, I had a similar program with a little sheep. This technology is nothing new and I also agree that it is a waste of resources

  4. Yeah, the article is incorrect. AMOR actually stands for “Amusing Misuse of Resources” as Argotnaut said.

  5. celso says:

    AMOR is love in portuguese language

  6. jon says:

    Wait, so I can’t get Bonzi Buddy on Linux??? 😉

  7. Grokwik says:

    “Inutile et donc indispensable”
    (=> useless and by the fact, needed)

  8. Aaron Franke says:

    How do I install this on Xenial Xerus (16.04 LTS)? `sudo apt install amor` doesn’t work, and `sudo aptitude install amor` doesn’t work either, neither can locate the package.

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