12. Computer Vision
Many of the projects we’ve looked at so far show the potential of the BeagleBone Black with hardware interfaces, but now we will look at a project that takes advantage of the fact that the board is a fairly powerful computer in a small package. We will give the BeagleBone Black the gift of sight.
No, we aren’t going to discuss the skills necessary to create Vision, the Marvel android superhero—although, that would be fun. In this case, we are discussing the concept of computer vision as the ability for a machine to not only capture an image, or stream of images, but to perform some intelligent operations on them. We need, of course, to start at the beginning and provide our BeagleBone Black a camera.