Cuttack: A group of students of Bhubanananda Odisha School of Engineering (BOSE) in Cuttack have developed a ‘Smart Mirror’ which can be used for checking time, temperature, weather updates, switch on/off domestic electronic and electrical equipment, watch videos and television channels, listen to news, play music and many other tasks.
Ten final year students of BOSE have developed it by using Raspberry Pi (a mini computer like device) and artificial intelligence (AI) while Java and Python have been used for coding the programme. The multi-tasking mirror that can be connected to a cell phone runs on voice command.
“A virtual assistant, also called an AI assistant, has been integrated in the programme that understands natural language voice commands and completes tasks for the user. Once it is connected to a cell phone, the user can access important information, watch videos, and news etc,” said Swadhin Das, who leads this creative team.
The system is being improved with the addition of infra-red cameras to identify persons. Besides, we are trying to incorporate Odia language recognition (voice commands) into this system, said Principal of BOSE, Gyana Ranjan Ray.
“We will work on the system and increase the range of this equipment and make it more sophisticated and handy. All support needed for the project will be provided by BOSE,” Ray added.