Since there has been some talk on a camera on the Mark 2, I tried fiddling around with my RPi 3/Pycroft/PS3 Eye system to help imagine what a face-recognition enabled home assistant system could look like.
Here is a simple script to recognize people by the face, and to give a personalized briefing in the morning and evening. I’m using OpenCV to do face recognition. There has been no noticeable degradation in Mycroft’s responsiveness on the Pi 3.
The device does run significantly warmer by about 20 C, and I suspect the pi might start to get thermally throttled without a fan.
My very first time doing something besides number crunching with Python, so code feedback would be greatly appreciated!