Case Studies

How Computer Vision Streamlines Risk Avoidance Workflows in Oil & Gas

The below is a guest post by Douglas Long, a full stack developer in Calgary, Canada. Douglas previously worked in oil and gas. In the oil and gas industry, providing

Using Computer Vision to Keep Stock of Inventory

This is a guest post written by Steven Pereira, Crystal Hu, Joanna Liu, Yuting Shen, and Frank Zhou. It has been lightly edited by the Roboflow team. The problem.In

Using Computer Vision to Extract Document Structure

This is a guest post written by Frederik Brammer, a student in Germany. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, working from home has become more important than ever. Because of homeschooling,

Danger Monitoring for Cyclists using Raspberry Pi and Object Detection

This is a guest post authored by Herberto Warner and lightly edited by the Roboflow team. Herberto's Github hosts all of the images used in his project. Increasing numbers of

Using Computer Vision to Detect Personal Protective Equipment

This is a guest post by data scientist Jaco Lau; this has been lightly edited by the Roboflow team. Having worked in construction, I constantly found myself reminding subcontractors to

How to Use Google Earth Engine and Python API to Export Images to Roboflow

This is a guest post written by Ethan Arsht and Raluca Cîrju. Google Earth Engine is a powerful tool for analyzing and acquiring geographic data. Machine learning experts use Google

Using Computer Vision to Improve Disability Access in Music Education

This is a guest post by Mehek Gosalia, a high school student from Sammamish, Washington. She plans to study computer science. Over the past 4 years, I've worked to develop

Using Computer Vision to Help Win $1 Million in Mountain Dew's Big Game Contest

Last night during Super Bowl LV, Mountain Dew ran an ad featuring John Cena riding through a Mountain Dew-themed amusement park. Bottles are scattered all over the scene: neon signs

Using Computer Vision to Make Card Grading Faster and Cheaper

This blog post is a guest post by James Nitsch, a mobile developer (Android) with WillowTree Apps living in Charlottesville, VA. He's passionate about do-it-yourself hardware projects, 3D printing, and

Using Computer Vision to Win at Duck Hunt

Can we use object detection to automate identifying moving objects on a screen? Abhinav Mandava leverages Roboflow to create an aimbot (which automates aiming and firing for the player) for Duck Hunt.

Using Computer Vision to Detect Package Deliveries

This post is a guest post written by Brian Egge. Brian works in finance, though this is a personal project. Many households are getting more packages delivered than ever before.

Using Computer Vision to Boost Cities' Efficiency by Reallocating Police Resources

The below post is a guest post written by data scientist Joseph Rosenblum. He is using computer vision to make cities more efficient and decrease the bias in traffic-related policing.

Football, Kaggle, Roboflow: Using Computer Vision to Tackle Helmet Safety

If you're searching for a dataset to use or are looking to improve your data science modeling skills, Kaggle is a great resource for free data and for competitions. For

Tackling the Internet of Things with Roboflow: Object Detection Apps on Android

Joo chan Kim, PhD student, is developing an object detection application for Android devices that can identify specific IoT sensors by using a custom detection model.

Generating Renaissance Art with Computer Vision

The below post is a guest post written by Samay Lakhani and Sujay Sundar, two budding data scientists. Samay currently interns with a Silicon Valley tech company; Sujay currently does

Bringing Street Murals to Life with Computer Vision

In Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn (BedStuy), Yuri Fukuda regularly walks by a mural that showcases prominent female leaders. Since October 2005, a stunning 3,300 square foot mural, When Women Pursue

How This Fulbright Scholar is Using Computer Vision to Protect Endangered Species

The below post is by Kasim Rafiq, a conservationist, Fulbright Scholar, and National Geographic Explorer studying at UC Santa Cruz. Kasim holds a PhD in Wildlife Ecology from Liverpool John

Behind the Design of an Augmented Reality Board Game App

During the summer of 2019, I received a Facebook message from Roboflow co-founder Brad Dwyer asking me if I wanted to design a new mobile app he was working on.

Using Computer Vision to Help Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities

The below post is a lightly edited guest post by David Lee, a data scientist using computer vision to boost tech accessibility for communities that need it. David has open

Fighting Wildfires with Computer Vision

Abhishek Ghosh is training a computer vision model to detect the first signs of smoke from a forest fire with the ultimate hope of dispatching a drone to douse it

Improving Cancer Research with Computer Vision

Computer vision is improving life sciences. From the early identification of cancer to improving plant health, machine vision is enabling us to create more accurate diagnoses, cures, and research methods.

Training Robots to Identify Other Robots

Amitabha Banerjee used YOLOv5 and Roboflow to teach his Anki Vector robot to detect other robots. This is not only a fun project to teach machine learning but it could

How Cocoparks Accelerated Their Development with Roboflow

Cocoparks, a Paris based startup working on improving traffic flows across French cities, launched their service months faster with Roboflow. "Before Google Maps, you could find routes to your destination

Using Computer Vision to Count Fish Populations (and Monitor Environmental Health)

The below is a guest post from Jamie Shaffer, a data scientist based in Washington state. She is open to new opportunities, particularly leveraging deep learning to environmental issues. Living

Using Computer Vision to Find Brands in YouTube Videos

Over 500 hours of video are being uploaded to YouTube (speaking of which.. have you subscribed to our channel yet?) every minute*. Making sense of that sea of video content

Reducing Traffic with Computer Vision

How Transport for Cairo is Improving Commuting for Millions with Computer Vision Reducing traffic in well-planned cities where bus routes are well-mapped, subways are running on a predictable cadence, and

Benchmarking the Major Cloud Vision AutoML Tools

Until now, there has been little independent research published on the performance of AutoML tools - (both relative to each other and against state of the art open source models)

Improving Infrastructure Asset Management with Computer Vision

The below post is a lightly edited guest post from Result! Data, a Netherlands-based consultancy providing leading digital services. The Roboflow team thanks Gerard Mol (Managing Partner) and Brand Hop

Retail Store Item Detection using YOLOv5

This is a lightly edited guest post by Roboflow user Shayan Ali Bhatti, who used Roboflow to train an object detection model to identify items in grocery stores. Reposted with

How AI Acts as a Human Rights Watchdog for the Maasai People

The Maasai are an indigenous ethnic group in modern Kenya and northern Tanzania, tracing routes to the Great Rift Valley in East Africa as early as the 15th century. Roughly

Improving Uno with Computer Vision (Plus the Dataset so You Can Too)

Uno card identification and scoring in real-time. (Credit: Adam Crawshaw)You've likely been playing Uno wrong all of your life. It's a simple game, right? Rid your hand of all

Creating BoardBoss: A Mobile Application that Improves Boggle

How Making an iOS Application Inspired RoboflowBefore the Roboflow team was making tools for improving how developers apply computer vision to their problems, we were making our own computer vision

Teaching a Drone to Fly on Auto Pilot with Roboflow

An animated drone flying through a correctly identified gate. (Image provided via Victor Antony, animated by Roboflow)Drones are enabling better disaster response, greener agriculture, safer construction, and so much

Eliminating Boilerplate Code with Roboflow to Monitor Security Camera Footage

By using Roboflow, data scientist Alaa Senjab reduced his time to train a custom object detection model detecting guns in security camera footage while increasing machine learning model accuracy. Alaa's

A popular self-driving car dataset is missing labels for hundreds of pedestrians

And that's a problem that is extremely dangerous. Machine learning, the process of teaching computer algorithms to perform new tasks by example, is poised to transform industries from agriculture to