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Jun 24, 2022

Teaching Your Robot to Recognize You

Machine Learning
Computer Vision

It doesn’t take much effort to think of a scenario in which you’d need to restrict access to certain types of machinery such as forklifts and cranes, or dangerous areas like those around moving machinery or where a fall hazard is present. Furthermore, wouldn’t it be nice if you were notified any time an unauthorized person tried to access certain equipment or areas? 

Well, now you're in luck because you can easily train OAK cameras to recognize authorized or unauthorized people, and set the stage for notification of an attempt at unauthorized access.

A Fantastic Idea - But How Hard is it to Train? 

Pick your adjective: easy; simple; pain-free - they all work. See for yourself in this quick 3-minute video just how straightforward it is to train the OAK-D-Lite to recognize two people.

Of course, facial recognition is useful in a myriad of applications, not just granting or restricting access to machinery or secure areas. Sometimes you may need a device to selectively display information depending on who is interacting with it. Check out Cortic’s clever implementation of an OAK-D-Lite with a smart mirror.

Convenience.  While Not Sending Anything to the Cloud.

And keep in mind, all AI/CV/depth is performed on-device; it is never sent through the cloud and its uncountable attached systems. This is huge for privacy. As any security expert would advise, security is all about exposure. The more systems your data travel through, the higher the risk of a hack and/or a leak. We keep the data right where you can control it and keep it safe. Win/win.

Erik Kokalj
Erik KokaljDirector of Applications Engineering