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With no prior knowledge of machine learning or device-specific deployment, you can deploy a computer vision model to a range of devices and environments using Roboflow Inference CLI.

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Roboflow Inference CLI

Roboflow Inference is an opinionated tool for running inference on state-of-the-art computer vision models. With no prior knowledge of machine learning or device-specific deployment, you can deploy a computer vision model to a range of devices and environments. Inference supports object detection, classification, and instance segmentation models, and running foundation models (CLIP and SAM).

🎥 Inference in action

Check out Inference running on a video of a football game:

👩‍🏫 Examples

The /examples directory contains example code for working with and extending inference, including HTTP and UDP client code and an insights dashboard, along with community examples (PRs welcome)!

inference serve

inference serve is the main command for starting a local inference server. It takes a port number and will only start the docker container if there is not already a container running on that port.

inference serve --port 9001

inference infer

inference infer is the main command for running inference on a single image. It takes a path to an image, a Roboflow project name, model version, and API key, and will return a JSON object with the model's predictions. You can also specify a host to run inference on our hosted inference server.

Local image

inference infer --image ./image.jpg --project_id my-project --model-version 1 --api-key my-api-key

Hosted image

inference infer --image https://[your-hosted-image-url] --project_id my-project --model-version 1 --api-key my-api-key

Hosted inference

inference infer --image ./image.jpg --project_id my-project --model-version 1 --api-key my-api-key --host

💻 Why Inference?

Inference provides a scalable method through which you can manage inferences for your vision projects.

Inference is backed by:

  • A server, so you don’t have to reimplement things like image processing and prediction visualization on every project.

  • Standardized APIs for computer vision tasks, so switching out the model weights and architecture can be done independently of your application code.

  • Model architecture implementations, which implement the tensor parsing glue between images and predictions for supervised models that you've fine-tuned to perform custom tasks.

  • A model registry, so your code can be independent from your model weights & you don't have to re-build and re-deploy every time you want to iterate on your model weights.

  • Data management integrations, so you can collect more images of edge cases to improve your dataset & model the more it sees in the wild.

And more!

📝 license

The Roboflow Inference code is distributed under an Apache 2.0 license. The models supported by Roboflow Inference have their own licenses. View the licenses for supported models below.

model license
inference/models/clip MIT
inference/models/gaze MIT, Apache 2.0
inference/models/sam Apache 2.0
inference/models/vit Apache 2.0
inference/models/yolact MIT
inference/models/yolov5 AGPL-3.0
inference/models/yolov7 GPL-3.0
inference/models/yolov8 AGPL-3.0

🚀 enterprise

With a Roboflow Inference Enterprise License, you can access additional Inference features, including:

  • Server cluster deployment
  • Device management
  • Active learning
  • YOLOv5 and YOLOv8 model sub-license

To learn more, contact the Roboflow team.

📚 documentation

Visit our documentation for usage examples and reference for Roboflow Inference.

🏆 contribution

We would love your input to improve Roboflow Inference! Please see our contributing guide to get started. Thank you to all of our contributors! 🙏

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