A face-tracking robot is a type of robot that uses sensors and algorithms to detect and track human faces in real time. The robot’s sensors, such as cameras or infrared sensors, capture images or videos of the surrounding environment and use computer vision techniques to analyze the data and identify human faces.
Face-tracking robots have many potential applications, including in security systems, entertainment, and personal robotics. For example, a face-tracking robot could be used in a museum or amusement park to interact with visitors, or in a home as a companion robot that can recognize and follow the faces of family members.
One of the most fascinating activities is face tracking, in which the Humanoid can detect a face and move its head in the same direction as yours. How intriguing it sounds, so let’s get started with the coding for a face-tracking Humanoid robot.
- If the face is tracked at the center of the stage, the Humanoid should be straight.
- As the face moves to the left side, the Humanoid will also move to the left side.
- As the face moves to the right side, the Humanoid will also move to the right side.
- Drag and drop the when green flag clicked block from the Events palette.
- Then, add a turn () video on stage with () % transparency block from the Face Detection extension and select one from the drop-down. This will turn on the camera.
- Add the set head pin () FLeft () FRight () BLeft () BRight () block from the Humanoid extension.
- Click on the green flag and your camera should start. Make sure this part is working before moving further.
- Add the forever block below turn () video on stage with () % transparency from the Control palette.
- Inside the forever block, add an analyzed image from the () block. This block will analyze the face the camera detects. Select the camera from the dropdown.
- Create a variable called Angle that will track the angle of the face. Based on the angle, the robot will move to adjust its position.
- Here comes the logical part as in this, the position of the face on the stage matters a lot. Keeping that in mind, we will add the division () / () block from the Operator palette into the scripting area.
- Place get () of the face () at the first place of addition () + (), and 3 at the second place. From the dropdown select X position.
- If the angle value is greater than 90, the Humanoid will move left at a specific speed. If the angle is less than 90, the Humanoid will move right at a specific speed. If the angle is exactly 90, the Humanoid will return to its home position.
- Create a variable called Angle and assign it the value of the face’s position.
- At the center of the stage, we will get the X position value which is zero.
- As we move to the left side the X position value will give you the negative value and as we move to the right side the X position value will give you the positive value.
- The x position value is divided by 3 which gives precise positioning.
- To set the angle at 90 when the face is at the center of the stage we have added 90 to the X position value.
- As we move to the left side the angle value will get decreased as the X position value is going in negative.
- As we move to the right side the angle value will get increased as the X position value is going in positive.
Our next step is to check whether it is working right or not. Whenever your face will come in front of the camera, it should detect it and as you move to the right or left, the head of your Humanoid robot should also move accordingly.