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360 degree view idea
« on: March 18, 2008, 08:36:42 PM »
Not sure if this would work but with enough processing power it might. I have seen some cameras that are pointed at a dome. This allows for 360 degree view of the surroundings. like this

http://www.bugeyedigital.com/product_main/036-0360d.html

Expensive yes but would a shinny dome and CMU cam with some programming give you enough of a view to maybe do some tricky navigation with an omni robot.
Not sure if mapping with video would work well but maybe tracking a target or color.

Would Roborealm be able to work with such a distorted video?

Any ideas?
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Re: 360 degree view idea
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2008, 06:25:37 PM »
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Would Roborealm be able to work with such a distorted video?
Yeap. Roborealm would treat it like a normal image, and send out data. Then you just need to put that data into a transform equation that accounts for the dome distortion.

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Re: 360 degree view idea
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2008, 06:59:35 PM »
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Would Roborealm be able to work with such a distorted video?
Yeap. Roborealm would treat it like a normal image, and send out data. Then you just need to put that data into a transform equation that accounts for the dome distortion.

I'd think it'd be easier to "unfold" the image before processing it, or else shape recognition probably won't work
« Last Edit: March 20, 2008, 07:00:11 PM by frank26080115 »

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Re: 360 degree view idea
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2008, 12:37:01 PM »
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I'd think it'd be easier to "unfold" the image before processing it, or else shape recognition probably won't work
hmmmm good point . . . i guess shape recognition wouldn't work so well . . .

have you tried emailing the guy who wrote roborealm?

 


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