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Offline kibbles201Topic starter

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object tracking
« on: June 16, 2011, 03:15:51 PM »
im looking to make a small "turret" to track humans. what would be the best and cheapest solutions? it needs to be moderatley fast (walking/jogging speed) and 150$-.

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Re: object tracking
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2011, 03:29:34 PM »
get a microsoft kinect.  there is a huge open source community that handles all of the kinect-based 3D vision stuff.  find the human.  track the human.  Hopefully not kill the human :-P

what's the turret for?  the kinect won't work at extremely long ranges, though.  say only 15 feet.  Is that good enough?  Otherwise use openCV and some good cameras, but that's harder.

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Offline kibbles201Topic starter

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Re: object tracking
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2011, 09:11:43 PM »
i was thinking about getting cmucam3 and combinding that with a pyroelectic/motion sensor so i can filter living things out from plain old objects (sounds kind of evil lol)

Offline kibbles201Topic starter

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Re: object tracking
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2011, 09:12:55 PM »
the kinect soounds like a try though because it looks like it would work well

 


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