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HUSKYLENS is an easy-to-use AI vision sensor which can learn a new object, face, and color just by clicking.
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HuskyLens is an easy-to-use AI vision sensor. It can learn to detect objects, faces, and colors just by clicking. The more it learns, the smarter it is. The adoption of the new generation AI chip allows HuskyLens to detect faces at 30 frames per second. HuskyLens can connect to Arduino, Raspberry Pi, LattePanda, or micro:bit, and make your very creative projects without playing with complex algorithms. 

We announced the stretch goals. You can check out the Update #4 for more information. 

Thank you very much for your support. We have successfully achieved all stretch goals! 


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core77 -- China's Maker Movement Has Everything—Except Garages

Make Magazine -- HuskyLens

CNX SOFTWARE -- HuskyLens AI Camera & Display Board is Powered by Kendryte RISC-V Processor (Crowdfunding)

EEWeb -- Affordable, Easy-to-Use AI Camera for Maker Projects

hackster.io -- DFRobot Unveils HuskyLens AI-Powered Camera Capable of Learning Through Clicks

 nu.nl -- Slimme camera leert objecten herkennen met druk op knop

 bouncy -- 誰でもAI、ボタン押すだけ! AIビジョンセンサー「HUSKYLENS」

DIGITAL TRENDS -- computer vision camera module

fabcross -- ArduinoやRaspberry Piで使える高性能AI視覚センサー「HuskyLens」

Electronic Specifier -- AI camera design capable of learning through clicks

Robotic Gizmos -- HuskyLens AI Camera for Robots

Make: -- Huskylens AI Camera

TRENDHUNTER -- The HuskyLens Uses an Image Processing Algorithm to Learn

Elektronik i Norden -- AI-kamera för Raspberry Pi

HuskyLens aims to be the simplest AI camera. It already has many types of image processing algorithms built in. 

You are able to change various algorithms by pressing buttons. By a simple click, HuskyLens will start learning new objects. After that, Huskylens can detect them. To play with it, connect HuskyLens to your controller board, and make your projects.  

Additionally, HuskyLens carries a 2.0 inch display, what you see is what you get! There is no need to use a PC to finish the parameters tuning.

HuskyLens is designed to be smart. Built-in algorithms allow HuskyLens to learn new objects, faces, and colors through a single click. Moreover, by long pressing, HuskyLens can continually learn them even from different perspectives and in various ranges. The more it learns, the more accurate it can be. 

Aside from the various built-in algorithms, what truly amaze is that HuskyLens can run these algorithms simultaneously. For example, line tracking algorithm and tag recognition algorithm can be activated at same time, allowing your small robot to not only follow a line, but also determine which directions to turn.

HuskyLens adopts a new generation AI specialized chip Kendryte K210. It is powered by 400MHz dual core RISC-V 64bit processor, the performance of this special AI chip offers 1,000 times faster than that of the STM32H743 when running neural network algorithm.

Classic YOLO artificial intelligence algorithm can only be running at 1~2 frames per second with the STM32H743, while the HuskyLens delivers up to 30x increase. Its performance is exceptionally high and is suitable for application of capturing quickly moving objects.


Through the UART port, HuskyLens can be easily connected to mainstream microcontroller such as Arduino, LattePanda, Raspberry Pi and micro:bit.

HuskyLens is upgradeable. New firmware will be continuously provided to improve HuskyLens, make it smarter and more reliable. 

With the HuskyLens, your projects have new ways to interact with you or environment, such as interactive gesture control, autonomous robots, smart access control and interactive toy. There are so many new applications for you to explore.

HuskyLens can learn specific hand gestures, it recognizes learned hand movement patterns and feed its position. With these data, creating awesome interactive projects are never so easy.

HuskyLens can detect and follow lines. Line-following is not something new, there are plenty of methods and algorithms having excellent performance in this application. However, most of them require tedious parameters tuning. HuskyLens provides a new way to do line following, by simply clicking buttons, new lines can be learned and followed. 

When combined with tag recognitions, HuskyLens will automatically determine proper direction, and allow you to enjoy creating a self-driving robot.

HuskyLens can be eyes of robots. It allows your robot to recognize you, understand your hand gesture commands, help you organize your things… anything is possible.

When using HuskyLens, pan tilt servo can be rigged to enhance your new camera. The HuskyLens can then allow your camera to automatically follow and capture moving people or objects without losing any detail. 

Founded in 2008, DFRobot is a world-leading robotics and open source hardware provider, dedicated to creating innovative, user-friendly products that foster a strong community of innovation. 

DFRobot has a product catalog boasting over 1,600 components and widgets including sensors, robotic platforms, and IoT modules. 

DFRobot is one of the early evangelists of the Maker Movement and strongly supports greater access to the maker culture.

For more information please visit www.dfrobot.com.

Risks and challenges

Hardware production is not a problem for us - as you can see we already have working samples, and we are an experienced team and have our own manufacturing facility. We are also based in China, and are therefore very close to the supply chain. However, if any issues do occur, we promise to keep our backers updated and informed.
We will provide step by step tutorials and examples, all available at the wiki.dfrobot.com website. If you like our campaign, please share it on your social media, such as Twitter, Facebook. Also we need your help to share your resources and ideas to our community. We sincerely hope we could define HUSKYLENS with all of you.
Thank you very much for your help!

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