Working with Vision Control

I’m very new to Rust, Python and OpenCV.
Just read this post and would like to convert the below python into Rust

Any help!

# python --image rooster.jpg --prototxt deploy.prototxt.txt --model res10_300x300_ssd_iter_140000.caffemodel

# import the necessary packages
import numpy as np
import argparse
import cv2

# construct the argument parse and parse the arguments
ap = argparse.ArgumentParser()
ap.add_argument("-i", "--image", required=True,
	help="path to input image")
ap.add_argument("-p", "--prototxt", required=True,
	help="path to Caffe 'deploy' prototxt file")
ap.add_argument("-m", "--model", required=True,
	help="path to Caffe pre-trained model")
ap.add_argument("-c", "--confidence", type=float, default=0.5,
	help="minimum probability to filter weak detections")
args = vars(ap.parse_args())

# load our serialized model from disk
print("[INFO] loading model...")
net = cv2.dnn.readNetFromCaffe(args["prototxt"], args["model"])

# load the input image and construct an input blob for the image
# by resizing to a fixed 300x300 pixels and then normalizing it
image = cv2.imread(args["image"])
(h, w) = image.shape[:2]
blob = cv2.dnn.blobFromImage(cv2.resize(image, (300, 300)), 1.0,
	(300, 300), (104.0, 177.0, 123.0))

# pass the blob through the network and obtain the detections and
# predictions
print("[INFO] computing object detections...")
detections = net.forward()

# loop over the detections
for i in range(0, detections.shape[2]):
	# extract the confidence (i.e., probability) associated with the
	# prediction
	confidence = detections[0, 0, i, 2]

	# filter out weak detections by ensuring the `confidence` is
	# greater than the minimum confidence
	if confidence > args["confidence"]:
		# compute the (x, y)-coordinates of the bounding box for the
		# object
		box = detections[0, 0, i, 3:7] * np.array([w, h, w, h])
		(startX, startY, endX, endY) = box.astype("int")
		# draw the bounding box of the face along with the associated
		# probability
		text = "{:.2f}%".format(confidence * 100)
		y = startY - 10 if startY - 10 > 10 else startY + 10
		cv2.rectangle(image, (startX, startY), (endX, endY),
			(0, 0, 255), 2)
		cv2.putText(image, text, (startX, y),
			cv2.FONT_HERSHEY_SIMPLEX, 0.45, (0, 0, 255), 2)

# show the output image
cv2.imshow("Output", image)


The easy one is arg parsing. There’s lots of crates for it. clap is pretty good and close to what you have.

I haven’t used OpenCV with Rust myself so I can’t tell which crate is the best, but in general you’ll need some crate that exposes OpenCV interface to Rust. Maybe this one?

I’m not sure if you need a replacement for numpy in a simple case. Number-crunching in Rust optimizes pretty well, so even if you roll something “the hard way” it’ll be fine. There are crates like ndarray and a bunch of others, but they might depend on generics/traits that require a bit of Rust experience to use.

If you’re just starting and need to set up a new project, dependencies, etc., follow the book.