Intro: EZ-Face - Multiple Face Recognition Made Easy
EZ-Face: Making multiple face recognition - easy!
EZ-Face performs multiple face recognition. It has an interface for training faces and assigning names.
When the application sees faces that are recognized the names are displayed and visually you'll see boxes around the faces with the names assigned. As seen in the main application picture - EZ-Face was trained to recognize the character "Sarah Connor" from the movie "Terminator". Her face is surrounded by a red box and because her face was recognized her name is also displayed.
If a face is detected but not recognized there will be a display of a box around the face with no name. The more pictures of a face you train, the easier it is for the application to recognize a face.
This is a stand alone application I myself developed in C# under Visual Studio.NET 2013. It does require .NET framework 4.5 and should be run on Windows7 and Windows8.x systems. The project is open source, all source code is included.
EZ-Face is designed to connect with 3rd party robotics applications like EZ-Builder from http://www.ez-robot.com. EZ-Face can pass variables such as the name of the person's face to EZ-Builder or other 3rd party applications that can send and receive commands on a TCP channel.
Step 1: Download
Step 1: Download the latest version of this open source project from my website at: http://www.j2rscientific.com/software
Once you download it you'll have access to my EZ-Face application run time and source code files. You can run the software as it is. If you choice to modify the code you can use the free Microsoft Express versions of Visual Studio. You can obtain a copy from Microsoft here: http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/products/visual-studio-express-vs.aspx
Step 2: Watch the Instructional Video
Step 2: Watch the instructional video I made on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwcZeq1vxF8
This video walks you through how to download, setup, run, configure, train and use my EZ-Face application. EZ-Face is designed to work with other 3rd party robotics applications that use TCP communications such as EZ-Robot's EZ-Builder (http://www.ez-robot.com) software. The video demonstrates everything you'll need to get started.
If you encounter problems or have questions or need help integrating EZ-Face into your robotics application please use the Contact US feature from my website at: http://www.j2rscientific.com/contact_us and include "EZ-Face" in the subject line.
P.S. Stay tuned for my next Instructables project the "DIY Dancing Cup Cake Robot" dedicated to the folks at Instructables.