Edge Computing Worker Safety Hard Hat Detection¶
Protect workers with a TensorFlow Hard Hat object detection model running on a Jetson Nano
In this code pattern, we will describe how to implement a workplace safety use case using open source edge computing technologies and IBM's management architecture for deploying AI workloads to edge devices.
In many factory environments, when employees enter a designated area, they must be wearing proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as a hard hat. This pattern demonstrates a solution which monitors the designated area and issues an alert only when an employee has been detected and is not wearing a hard hat. To reduce load on the network, the video stream object detection will be performed on edge devices managed by Open Horizon and IBM Edge Application Manager.
To implement the architecture, the following components are required:
Models need to be trained to identify a person wearing a hard hat. This is accomplished using IBM Cloud Annotations and Watson Machine Learning.
The models need to be containerized and deployed to the edge. This is accomplished using Open Horizon
Models need to be deployed to the camera to identify a human which will trigger the camera to start streaming. This is done using IBM Edge Application Manager.
The following diagram shows the workflow for the workplace safety hard hat detection system.
In this code pattern you will learn how to:
- Label a dataset of hard hat images with White / Blue / Yellow / Person objects using Cloud Annotations
- Create an instance of Cloud Object Storage (COS) in IBM Cloud
- Upload the hard hat dataset to COS
- Create a Watson Machine Learning instance
- Install Cloud Annotations command line interface - cacli
- Train a Tensorflow model using Watson Machine Learning
- Download the model with the cacli
- git clone object-detection-react
- Test model on your laptop
- Set up a Jetson Nano with Ubuntu
- Attach a USB webcam and use a 5V barrel power supply to provide sufficient power
- Download the hard hat model with the cacli
- git clone object-detection-react
- Test model on the Jetson
- Set up a laptop with HZN Exchange Hub Services
- Install docker on your Jetson Nano
- Install Open Horizon HZN anax client
- Register the Jetson into the Hub using the Open Horizon HZN anax client
- Build a docker image which contains the model
- Register the workload pattern on the Exchange server
- Deploy the pattern to the edge device
This tutorial can be completed using an IBM Cloud Lite account.
- Create an IBM Cloud account
- Log into IBM Cloud
- Nvidia Jetson Nano
- If you do not have a Jetson Nano or Jetson TX2, you can still complete Sections 1,2,3
Part 1 - Build a Hard Hat Object Detection Model¶
Section 1 - Label a dataset of hard hat images with White / Blue / Yellow / Person objects¶
This section shows you how to use Cloud Annotations to label a dataset of hard hat images with White / Blue / Yellow / Person objects
- Instructions : Label Hard Hat Data
Section 2 - Create IBM Cloud resources¶
This section shows you how to create an instance of Cloud Object Storage (COS) in IBM Cloud. Create a COS bucket and upload the hard hat dataset to COS. Finally create Watson Machine Learning instance.
- Instructions : Create IBM Cloud Resources
Section 3 - Train and Test a Hard Hat Detection Model¶
This section demonstrates how to install the Cloud Annotations cacli, train a Tensorflow model, download the model, set up a sample localhost web application and test model on your laptop.
- Instructions : Train your Hard Hat model
Part 2 - Configure a Jetson Nano¶
Section 4 - Jetson Nano setup¶
This section shows you how to configure a Jetson Nano to run object detection.
- Instructions : Configure Nvidia Jetson Nano
Section 5 - Deploy and Test Hard Hat Object Detection¶
This section shows you how to download and test the hard hat model.
- Instructions : Deploy / Test Model on the Jetson
Part 3 - Open Horizon¶
Section 6 - Open Horizon Exchange Hub¶
This section guides you through the set up of a laptop with HZN Exchange Hub Services
- Instructions : Open Horizon Exchange Hub Services
Section 7 - Open Horizon client setup¶
Learn how to install Open Horizon HZN anax client and register the Jetson HZN anax client into your hub.
- Instructions : Open Horizon agent on the Jetson
Part 4 -¶
Section 8 - Containizer your model in a Docker image¶
This section shows you how to build a docker image with a model
- Instructions : Build a Docker Image
Section 9 - Register and deploy the Pattern to the edge¶
This final section demonstrates how to register the workload pattern on the Exchange server and deploy the pattern to the edge device.
- Instructions : Deploy Horizon Pattern
Enjoy! Give me feedback if you have suggestions on how to improve this workshop.
This workshop and code examples are licensed under the Apache Software License, Version 2. Separate third party code objects invoked within this code pattern are licensed by their respective providers pursuant to their own separate licenses. Contributions are subject to the Developer Certificate of Origin, Version 1.1 (DCO) and the Apache Software License, Version 2.