My individual focus is a fluffy toy that allows children to identify colours and shapes by exploring the objects. The ideal finished product is that the toy is able to communicate normally with the children with the goal of assisting the kids to learn and explore different objects. The toy will be able to voice output the questions, identify the objects the children are holding in terms of the colours and shapes precisely and send feedback such as voice encouragement and light glowing.
With the research and consulting with tutors, I have defined the method to implement the prototype. I planned to build an object with various functions:
- Colour and shape processing
This will be achieved by open cv with python, because there is little available Arduino material for shape recognition. Thus, I will use open cv and connect with the camera to do image processing, and then send the results to Arduino to send the output.
The outputs will include colours that show the correctness of the answer and different feedback that will be defined after researching and interviewing.
- Speech input and output
Arduino component, Elechouse V3 Voice Recognition Module will be used to complete the function. However, research will be done to figure out how to implement it and to define better alternatives.