Little about me, I am from New Hampshire and currently, a (rising) freshman double majoring in Computer Engineering and Computer Science at UW-Madison. And I am able to have a wonderful opportunity to have a summer internship here at Luxonis.
One month in, I've come to learn a lot along the way, using the latest state-of-the-art tools such as Tensorflow, openVINO, openCV, etc, and the DepthAI platform, built around the Myriad X and Raspberry Pi. Right now, a project I'm working on right now is implementing a robot to run DepthAI on the Raspberry Pi to get metadata out (for example, such as where a person physically is and then have the robot follow that person or detecting objects). Other things I'm learning and improving on are running and making object detection models to ensure the DepthAI software by use of DepthAI hardware runs (so trained models are infallible when running). This includes the implementation of face detector, emotion reader, social distancing and whether or not someone is wearing a mask, and many more; right now I am working on a safety glasses detection model. The idea of embedded systems via AI to learn autonomously to independently make assessments, predictions, and decisions is very sensational to me especially as I can work on this myself.
Of course, it's without question I run into errors and challenges along the way (especially since I am very new to this), but that's all part of the experience and what makes it so worth it. Whether through research, YouTube, Stack Overflow, forums/articles, or asking my fellow colleagues for help, I have learned a lot, avoided mistakes I previously made, and become more knowledgable in the process.
Before joining, the main exposure I had was simply what many consider the basics: Object-oriented programming and data structures, etc. Once joining Luxonis, my eyes were open to the vast tools, software, hardware, and resources used in a day-to-day endeavor. There is an evident mindset for engineering efficiency, which is fruitful in making a positive impact in the world today. I urge anyone interested in any computer/electrical field of study to join here, as the community is welcoming and friendly, where any thoughts and questions are answered by a proficient and passionate team of like-minded people.