This robot can find Waldo in any 'Where's Waldo' puzzle as little as 5 seconds — here's how it works

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  • One company built a robot that can find Waldo in any “Where’s Waldo” puzzle faster than most humans probably could.
  • “There’s Waldo” is a robot that uses computer vision and machine learning to spot Waldo.
  • The robot can find Waldo in as little as 4.5 seconds.
  • Here’s how “There’s Waldo” works:

Creative agency redpepper built a camera-mounted robotic arm and connected it to Google’s machine learning service AutoML, which analyzes the faces on any given page to find Waldo.

If “There’s Waldo” can find a face in the puzzle with 95% confidence or higher, it will move its mechanical arm to point at any and all Waldos on the page with its creepy rubber hand.

The robot arm, which is controlled by a tiny Raspberry Pi computer, was coded with Python to extend and take a photo of the “Where’s Waldo” puzzle.

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