Open source hardware provider DFRobot, has announced the launch of its latest innovation, HuskyLens. An easy-to-use artificial intelligence (AI) vision sensor that can learn a new object, face, and colour, has been designed to enhance thecreativity of ‘makers’ and university students who strive to be both the creators and consumers of tech.

HuskyLens has been funded through an international Kickstarter campaign and has notably received an influx of support in the United Kingdom, with 81 of its backers coming from the UK, making it country with the third highest number of backers – with London currently standing as the city with the second highest concentration of investment.

The AI camera continuously learns and improves its abilities with each click of the button and has an algorithmic processing speed that is 1,000 times faster than most similar products on the market, reading up to 30 frames per second.

HuskyLens is also compatible with a range of applications including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, LattePanda, and micro:bit. This allows ‘makers’ to utilise this product alongside the programming platform of their choice, and to ensure that greater innovation is as easy possible.

Ricky Ye, CEO of DFRobot said:

“Here at DFRobot we are extremely encouraged by how successful our crowd funding campaign has been, particularly in the UK market.

“HuskyLens has been designed with the aim of creating a product that enables the user to create without limitation. By utilising cutting edge AI technology, alongside intelligent design and extraordinarily fast processors, we believe HuskyLens has achieved this.”

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