Rob Reilly explains how he brought Hedley, his robotic skull, to life. Hedley’s cranium is packed with a JeVois smart machine vision sensor, an early Arduino board, and a three-color LED eyeball in the left eye socket, among other components. The Arduino takes directions from the JeVois sensor to control Hedley’s movements. The skull attaches to a steampunk-themed mechanism and has both a Raspberry Pi 3 and Arduino Pro-Mini in its base. The Pi provides a monitoring and development environment, while the Pro-Mini controls how Hedley rises out of his storage box.
By connecting to a projector and keyboard, Hedley can share how he interprets what he sees, through his on-board artificial intelligence algorithms. The JeVois sensor runs Linux on an four-core ARM processor, outputting augmented reality video and location data streams over USB and serial lines. In a live demo, you’ll watch Hedley’s analysis in real time, using the guvcview application via the JeVois-connected Pi 3.
Come meet Hedley and learn about the latest developments in open source sensors, AI algorithms, and Linux-based physical computing. You’ll leave inspired to start building your own smart sensor, AI, and multi-Linux module-powered projects.
Rob “Dr. Torq” Reilly is an independent consultant, writer, and speaker specializing in Linux, physical computing, hardware hacking, the tech media, and the DIY/Maker movement. He provides a variety of engineering and business services to individual clients and companies. As a veteran “how-to” guy, Dr. Torq has authored hundreds of feature-length articles for top-tier tech media and print outlets and presented tech talks at conferences and industry venues such as OSCON, FETC, Fossettcon and the Embedded Systems Conference. His Off-the-Shelf Hacker column runs weekly on thenewstack.io. Rob holds a BS in mechanical technology from Purdue University. He first used the Unix command line in 1981. Contact him at email@example.com or 407-718-3274.
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