What the funk?
In my most recent visit to Mexico, a very dear friend (Rolis) of mine (Aldux) invited me to give a talk about computer vision and the applications I usually use it for, which are drones of course!
Needless to say, I had a blast!! I talked a lot of the computer vision slung load technique that I used in my PhD thesis as well as the cool project I developed as Postdoc at the University of Oxford, the Kingbee project!
Also, a week before the talk, I created some new scripts on my popular computer vision repository, those ones relate to haar cascades.
One of the most interesting new items is a script that detects cars from a webcam… such webcam is an open traffic IP cam somewhere in the USA… One of the most complex parts when doing this script was to be able to open correctly the stream of images, then the haar cascade is very easily implemented, I took the trained xml files from other repositories similar to mine (proper source crediting is given of course).
You can see it in action here:
Another cool script is one that detects people (the full body) again using as well haar cascades. This one comes from an IP camera in Spain, you can see it in action here:
The talk was given at my friends company, called Funktionell which is a pretty cool place! full of gadgets, electronics, 3d printers, engineers, programmers and designers!! Their statement is:
Somos una empresa de tecnología que se dedica a crear experiencias digitales inolvidables. Movidos por la innovación y la curiosidad por romper paradigmas, mezclamos la tecnología con la imaginación para llegar a resultados de calidad increíbles.
Finally, the video of the entire talk was posted on Funktionell facebook page, it can be seen here:
Bienvenidos al #CodeMeetsFunk
Hablamos de Visión por computadora aplicada en detección de rostros, colores y control de drones.
Ponentes: Gustavo Heras y el Dr. Aldo Vargas
Posted by Funktionell on Saturday, April 1, 2017