Facial recognition as an authentication

I just wanted to ask if it is possible for me to attach a camera to my arduino and program it to detect authenticated faces in my database. If it's possible please send me some educational resources that could help me to my project. THANKYOU SO MUCH

Geekeron09:
I just wanted to ask if it is possible for me to attach a camera to my arduino and program it to detect authenticated faces in my database. If it's possible please send me some educational resources that could help me to my project. THANKYOU SO MUCH

How would your Arduino access your data base?

Paul

The answer is: Probably not. This requires far more computing resources than the typical Arduino board can provide. You would be better to use a computer, maybe a single board computer like the Raspberry Pi.

It is possible that you could do this with some of the most advanced Arduino boards, possibly the MKR Vidor 4000. But even then it will be much more complex than using a computer.

I was hoping to lead the OP to discover for himself the futility of the proposed project.

Paul

Yes indeed it is.

Check out PIXY2 CMUCAM5 SENSOR

Do you have actual experience using the Pixy2 for facial recognition?

https://www.arrow.com/en/research-and-events/articles/exploring-computer-vision-with-the-pixy2-and-pan-tilt-kit

Of course, Pixy/Pixy 2 aren’t perfect. They don’t include features like facial recognition

https://docs.pixycam.com/wiki/doku.php?id=wiki:v2:can_pixy_do_face_tracking_face_detection_or_facial_recognition

Can Pixy do face tracking face detection or facial recognition?

Unfortunately not. It is our most-requested feature, and we have experimented with several algorithms, including Viola-Jones but due to memory constraints on the Pixy platform, we were unable to achieve satisfactory results. Currently, face detection is not in active development. Sorry :frowning:

Note that face detection is far easier than doing facial recognition well enough for authentication purposes, yet they say it can’t even do face detection.

Facial recognition with an Arduino? Thats like trying to go into orbit with a car. They are both transportation machines but.. Wait.. Tesla did just that didn't they?

-jim lee

Instead of CMUCAM. I would suggest to use Espressif's Official board called ESP EYE.

It has the almighty ESP32 chip with WiFi and Bluetooth and has other hardware like camera and microphone along with USB + USB to UART making it a complete development board just like NodeMCU but for anything camera related.

As for facial recognition, they have their own "official" library called ESP-WHO.

ESP32-CAM is "unofficial" board and ESP EYE is the official board.

Therefore ESP EYE would get better hardware and software/library support from the Espressif company.

I wonder how one would prove that a security system based on facial recognition cannot make mistakes?

The ESP32-CAM can do facial recognition but I would not rely on it for a security system.

...R

Robin2:
The ESP32-CAM can do facial recognition but I would not rely on it for a security system.

Can it really do facial recognition, or just simply face detection?

AWOL:
Can it really do facial recognition, or just simply face detection?

AFAIK the demo allows it to say "hello George" when it sees the same face again (assuming it had been told that he was George).

I have a couple of ESP32-CAMs but I have no interest in face recognition so I never bothered with that demo.

...R