TLDR : Is there an AI available that can recognize employees in a factory and tell when they entered and left pre-defined areas?
I work in a factory where we gather cycle time data from various inputs (computer interfaces, bar code readers and RFID tags). We follow both parts moving along the production line and persons working on those parts because they move from stations to stations during their day and can be more than one at the same place to help one another.
Our goal is to know how many people are working on each part at any given time, but the problem is that it takes time for people to check themselves in when they get to their workstation and they can also forget to do it.
Many employees asked me if I could find a way to track them automatically so they wouldn't need to check in everywhere they go. And then I stumbled upon Microsoft Workplace Safety Demo and Yitu System (this one is scary) but they both seem to be a little overkill for my needs.
After learning about these, here is the ideal AI features that I'd need :
- Can use video feeds to detect new people in the workspace and prompt someone (via e-mail or text message) for identification.
- Can use video feeds to recognize persons that are already known and document every time someone has entered or left a pre-defined zone (workstation) in the video feed.
- Won't force me to have a camera for each workstation.
- Allows one workstation to span on more than one video feed.
As of now, I found nothing available that does this, but I may have missed lots of things because this is not what I am used to work with. So maybe you know something that could help me with that?