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Caleb Kraft
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face tracking
Caleb Kraft   8/28/2013 4:07:39 PM
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All I want to know is if it can do enough face detection to replicate this super creepy robot spider.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oXuSXCKJeY

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Re: face tracking
Max The Magnificent   8/30/2013 12:35:23 PM
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@Caleb: All I can say is "curse you red barron" ... I was tempted beyond my endurance and I've pledged to the Kickstarter project ... I opted for two sensors because I want to try experimenting with binocular vision...

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VC!
rick merritt   8/28/2013 5:09:32 PM
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Very cool!

Max The Magnificent
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OMG I'm Drooling!
Max The Magnificent   8/28/2013 5:36:15 PM
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Nothing to do with Pixy -- I just thought I'd mention the fact that I was drooling :-)

But Seriously -- WOW!!! This is incredible!!!

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Re: OMG I'm Drooling!
Caleb Kraft   8/28/2013 5:39:23 PM
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I know! I can imagine all kinds of uses for it, but frankly facial tracking is the one that I keep coming back to. Unfortunately they don't show any examples of that working. 

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Re: OMG I'm Drooling!
Max The Magnificent   8/28/2013 5:42:51 PM
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@Caleb: ...facial tracking is the one that I keep coming back to. Unfortunately they don't show any examples of that working.

I think facial identification and tracking might be beyond this system but ... maybe if you used this system in conjunction with a Parallella -- and you used the Parallella to implement a neural network, then...

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Re: OMG I'm Drooling!
Etmax   8/30/2013 1:14:26 PM
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Hi Caleb, note the following extract from the text:

(While it won't do facial recognition, its developers say that it should be able to do facial tracking in the near future.)

 

BTW, I'm drooling too

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Re: OMG I'm Drooling!
Max The Magnificent   8/31/2013 12:55:11 PM
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@Etmax: BTW, I'm drooling too

Copycat :-) At least we'll be able to recognise each other when we meet at a conference -- are you planning on attending DesignCon or Design West in 2014?

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Re: OMG I'm Drooling!
Etmax   9/1/2013 9:34:54 PM
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No not this year, I'm on the other side of the planet, and I promised my wife a holiday she would enjoy too this time :-).

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Re: OMG I'm Drooling!
Etmax   9/1/2013 9:36:12 PM
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oops! fingers on auto pilot :-) I mean next year.

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Re: OMG I'm Drooling!
Max The Magnificent   9/3/2013 11:08:26 AM
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@Etmax: I promised my wife a holiday she would enjoy too this time :-)

What wife wouldn't want to go to Design West 2014? LOL

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Things have come a long way...
kfield   9/30/2013 9:10:47 AM
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It's great to hear about these initiatives - technology has certainly come a long way since the robotic mail carriers at Texas Instruments, lurching along a path of reflective tape.

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Re: Things have come a long way...
Caleb Kraft   9/30/2013 9:13:46 AM
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At least with this module it could see the tape even if it wasn't reflective!

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Brilliant, Simple, and Powerful
stig1957   2/22/2014 9:26:11 AM
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I think this is brilliant.  It's the simple ideas that have the biggest impact.  Working in machine vision for twenty years I can tell you, the shop floor guys spend an enormous amount of time trying to get their system to track color and shapes.  Constantly re-inventing the wheel.

Fundamentally Pixy acts much like a human eye.  It sends info to the brain for it's consideration and has built in ability to separate colors and detect edges.

Beautiful.



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