DepthAI – An embedded platform for combining Depth and AI, built around Myriad X

DepthAI – An embedded platform for combining Depth and AI, built around Myriad X

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DepthAI is a platform built around the Myriad X to combine depth perception, object detection (neural inference), and object tracking that gives you this power in a simple, easy-to-use Python API. It’s a one-stop shop for folks who want to combine and harness the power of AI, depth, and tracking. It does this by using the Myriad X in the way it was intended to be used – directly attached to cameras over MIPI – thereby unlocking power and capabilities that are otherwise inaccessible.

Real-time Object Localization

Object Detection is a marvel of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning. It allows a machine to know what an object is and where it is represented in an image (in ‘pixel space’).

Back in 2016, such a system was not very accurate and could only run at (rougly) one frame every six seconds. Fast forward to 2019, and you can run at real-time on an embedded platform – which is tremendous progress! But, what good does knowing where an object is in an image in pixels do for something trying to interact with the physical world?

That’s where object localization comes in. Object localization is the capability to know what an object is and where it is in the physical world. So, its x, y, z (cartesian) coordinates in meters.

This is what DepthAI allows. At 25 FPS.

The project is live on www.crowdsupply.com and has 28 days left.

Mike is the founder and editor of Electronics-Lab.com, an electronics engineering community/news and project sharing platform. He studied Electronics and Physics and enjoys everything that has moving electrons and fun. His interests lying on solar cells, microcontrollers and switchmode power supplies. Feel free to reach him for feedback, random tips or just to say hello :-)

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