Bending The Four Elements With PoseNet
October 10, 2020
On February 21, 2005, one of the best animated series to ever grace the TV screen aired for the first time. Avatar: The Last Air Bender will always be one of my favorite animated TV shows from childhood. The show centers Aang, the avatar who can bend all four elements, in his quest to stop the imperialist Fire Nation in their conquest of the world. The plot seems simple enough but all is not as it seems. It is quite rare for a kid’s show to tackle themes geared towards more mature audiences like genocide, marginalization, oppression, female empowerment, stoicism and many more. No wonder ATLA has developed a cult following in recent years. In this blog post, I have utilised yet another pose estimation model called
posenet to bend the four elements using body movements.