Here are the projects I am working on.
I’d love to hear your suggestions, comments and ideas on them.
It is the communication between minds that makes the sparkles of ideas that worth spreading.
Rapid Object Detection on FPGA
Viola et al. proposed the Rapid Object Detection based on Adaboost Algorithms with Harr-like Features as the weak classifiers. Many researchers have built hardware circuits based on this classic algorithm to speed up the detection procedure.
The project can traces back five years ago when my teacher Feng ZHAO (Frank) supervised several master students to get it implemented on XUP Virtex-II Pro FPGA Board. This original version occupies almost all the resources available inside Virtex-II Pro FPGA. The input image is a 8-bit grey level CIF image. Recently, we continued the work on this system and implement a new version on XUP Virtex-V FPGA Board. The video is fed into the system via VGA port on board @ 800×600, 60fps. The detection result is shown on the monitor in real time. Currently, the whole design has been patented in Shanghai Digilent Electronic Technology Co. Ltd.
In addition to what we have achieved, I hope that we can do more on this system. Here are several things we are going to do:
> Improve the architecture to make the demonstration more robust and interesting.
> Ported to Genesys and Atlys board where we have a camera board to get live video input.
> Enable more functionality to the system.
VmodCAM – A Dual Camera Board
It is another amazing projects I am working on. We are trying to get a dual camera board to work. Both cameras can produce 720p High-Definition Video Streams at 15 fps. This low cost solution may attracts more students to engineering as they can see and feel their codes in a concrete world. The camera is also a good solution for 3D vision, video processing using gate array devices.
A new release of this project is coming soon.