CVPR Daily: Thursday
We noticed a cute demo at MorpX
and decided to go and see it. Tian
Li was kind enough to tell us all
I am the founder of
MorpX. We are making a vision
sensor for toy robots. The vision
sensor uses machine learning to
detect different objects like faces,
bars, and lines using them to
control the toy robots.
What is novel in it?
The novelty is that it’s
making all of these algorithms run
inside tight, small packaging
embedded system. Also, its arm
contact sensor with 72 megahertz
What was particularly
challenging in doing this?
The challenge was making
all the right hardware and
software because the existing
library cannot fit into these kind
Does it make any
difference to work with toys?
There are lots of fun
stories because we are working
with toys. When the algorithm is
defected, then everything falls
apart! So it’s fun.
So everybody plays in
What is the next step
for your application?
We are trying to push
these products to classrooms for
kids to have easy access to vision
sensors to create some more fun
robots. Our product is already in
the market and you can reserve it
online right now at our website.
in the office
This black little robot has learned to hit
down only when he is shown a ball. He
does not react to any other object, no
matter how hard we try!