[Blabber] [NYCR:Microcontrollers] Expression detection project

luke browngold victorsigma at gmail.com
Fri Aug 26 10:44:50 EDT 2011


I would take a look at this:

http://fffff.at/auto-smiley/

~luke

On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 10:40 AM, Rendall <rendall at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi kids.
>
> I'm developing a project that involves a user looking into a camera and
> triggering a mechanical event with a particular expression.  The code is
> pretty much:  monitor a camera -> detect a face -> if
> frowning/smiling/surprised, send signal to hardware.
>
> The project is in proof-of-concept phase right now, but it's likely to go
> into production.  We're working with a hardware team, but I'm responsible
> for the software aspect.  I have my own ideas, but I'd love some
> crowd-sourced thoughts on it from you as a reality check.
>
> 1)  Can expression detection be done using OpenCV?
> 2)  How many programmer-hours would it take to develop that using available
> packages, open-source or not?
> 3)  What packages would you use?
> 4)  Are you an individual or part of a team or company who could take this
> on? If so, hit me back (off-list if you'd rather).
> 5)  The producer is *super* paranoid about getting sued for patent
> infringement.  I'll reserve my own thoughts on this, but if you have an
> strong opinion one way or another, what would you say to someone who was
> worried about it?
>
> Groovy!  Thanks!
>
> - Rendall
>
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