As Ph.D. students in the Active Robotics Sensing Lab (ARoS) at NC State under the supervision of Dr. Edgar Lobaton, we developed in conjunction with The Engineering Place at NC State a set of activities to walk high school students through the entire computer vision pipeline.
Polygons have traditionally been used for training image segmentation models, but they can also improve the training of object detection models. Object detection models are typically much faster and more widely supported, so they're still the best choice for solving many problems.
Constrained bandwith? Left without the option to extend production data beyond your local network or corporate firewall? In need of real-time inference speeds on the edge? The Roboflow Mobile iOS SDK is a great option if you are developing an iOS application.
Regardless of whether your project is a new product line, a new industrial production system, a research project, or a personal one to help you learn what computer vision is all about, you'll want to add "pip install roboflow" to your code - and here's why.
We've seen tremendous interest in Roboflow from the research community. Faculty and students from institutions ranging from California to Malta to Taiwan have been using Roboflow to accelerate their computer vision work.