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Offline tuttut89Topic starter

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Which CMUCam?
« on: December 30, 2006, 11:10:44 PM »
I have looked on the official site and searched many forums so please don't burn me on this question :)
(and I did read the object detection question posted earlier)

I have a limited budget and would like to do some object recognition with a cmucam but I don't know which version I would need.  I would like to run through a basic algorithm to detect a certain shape and then look at the center of the object.  I read that the CMUCam2 accesses pixel data from the frame buffer, making it faster, but what does this mean? Will there be lower fps?  If I were to do all of this calculating from a microcontroller, how fast would that microcontroller need to be?  Last of all, would it be best to just save my money for a cmucam3?

I will appreciate any help, and I hope you have a Happy New Year! ;D
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Re: Which CMUCam?
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2006, 11:17:59 PM »
I would look at the AVRcam, which does more or less the same thing, but is open source, and costs somewhat less.

http://www.jrobot.net/Projects/AVRcam.html

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Re: Which CMUCam?
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2006, 06:08:13 PM »
I have decided to purchase the CMUCam2, since it has faster frame dumps and I read somewhere that the CMUCam1 took forever to dump a frame.

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Re: Which CMUCam?
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2006, 07:14:43 PM »
As someone who has used the CMUcam1 on multiple robots, I would highly discourage anyone from using it.

It has serious firmware bugs, poor mounting holes, a misaligned camera lens from poor manufacture, and very little available source code.  :(

I havnt used CMUcam2, but curious if it has the same problems . . . let us know how it goes.

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Re: object recognition
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2007, 07:54:51 PM »
hi, do anyone have object recognition program code for CMUcam3? or the step?

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Re: Which CMUCam?
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2007, 10:31:18 AM »
It doesnt have object recognition built in. Do you mean uploading video data to a PC that then does object recognition?

this page has source code that you might want:
http://www.cmucam.org/wiki/Software

You might also want to try roborealm:
http://www.roborealm.com/

and a tutorial on computer vision:
http://www.societyofrobots.com/programming_computer_vision_tutorial.shtml

 


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