Smart aquarium with AI and microLED display tracks looks and tells visitors about the fish they are looking at
Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has created a smart public aquarium that recently won the CES Innovation Award.
The aquarium with artificial intelligence is designed to help visitors know which fish live inside. To do so, it is equipped with two cameras: an outward-facing 3D camera with a depth sensor positioned above the aquarium, and a second camera aimed at the fish themselves. The first follows the visitors' movements and analyzes their gazes. The second analyzes which fish a person is looking at.
Video from these cameras is analyzed in real time by an object recognition algorithm that visually matches each fish with photos of known species in a computer database. After determining what kind of fish the visitor is looking at, the system displays information about the fish on a microLED display located on top of the aquarium glass. And in such a way that the text is superimposed directly next to the fish species seen by the person.
The AI Aquarium is already in use at Taiwan's National Museum of Marine Science and Technology.
Source: New Atlas