AI robot arm scans Where's Wally books to find elusive character in seconds

Finding Waldo in Where’s Waldo can be a fun collaborative activity which gets progressively harder as you flip the pages. If you’ve ever wanted a simpler way of finding Waldo that involved no effort whatsoever from you then you’re going to like this report. Redpepper, a creative agency, has developed a robot which uses artificial intelligence to find Waldo. The robot even has a silicone hand that will point to Waldo on the page. The robot is called There’s Waldo and it’s capable of finding the character with impressive accuracy. The robotic arm is a Raspberry Pi-controlled uArm Swift Pro that’s backed up with a Vision Camera Kit which enables facial recognition. It does that by first taking a photo of the page and then using OpenCV to find faces that could be Waldo in the photo.The faces that are a match are sent to Google’s AutoML Vision service for analysis. The service has been trained on photos of Waldo. Once the robot can find a match with 95 percent confidence

AI robot arm scans Where's Wally books to find elusive character in seconds

Whole process takes just a matter of seconds.

Sat 11 Aug 18 from The Independent

AI can pick out Where's Wally? book character in just FOUR seconds

Nashville-based developers have created an AI robot that uses facial recognition technology to locate the elusive character 'Wally' (or Waldo in America) in less than four seconds.

Thu 16 Aug 18 from Daily Mail

This Robot Can Find Waldo Faster Than a 5-Year-Old

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Fri 10 Aug 18 from Geek.com

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Fri 10 Aug 18 from HotHardware

There's Waldo robot finds Waldo faster than you can - CNET

But only if you're slower at it than a 5-year-old.

Thu 9 Aug 18 from CNET

Someone Made A Robot To Find Waldo In Where’s Waldo

Finding Waldo in Where’s Waldo can be a fun collaborative activity which gets progressively harder as you flip the pages. If you’ve ever wanted a simpler way of finding Waldo that ...

Thu 9 Aug 18 from Ubergizmo

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