In this project [TechBitar] has assembled a face detection and tracking system using Open Computer Vision (OpenCV). You can see the video of the final project here:
Basically, the webcam sends video frames to OpenCV running on a Windows PC. If OpenCV detects a face it will track it and calculate its center's X,Y coordinates. The coordinates are then passed on to the Arduino via a serial USB connection. The Arduino controls the movement of the webcam with the help of two pan/tilt servos to follow the detected face.
OpenCV (Open Source Computer Vision Library:Ā http://opencv.willowgarage.com/wiki/) is an open-source library that includes several hundreds of real-time computer vision algorithms. The OpenCV 2.x library is a C++ API.
This is an integration project between hardware and software tools. The image processing C++ code samples are provided with the openCV library and all I did was to modify the sample code for this project. I removed some of the unnecessary code and added serial communications to it so it can send X,Y values to Arduino.
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Via and Source: TechBitar