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Offline ordertakerTopic starter

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accelerometer hmd orientation
« on: January 03, 2010, 09:45:11 PM »
we were planning on installing an accelerometer on our head mounted display so that it will measure the head orientation, the data read would be transferred to a bot with a camera and consequently, the camera would follow the head's movement.. is the accelerometer capable of doing this? or do i need to add another sensor? it's more like a pan/tilt motor which mimics the head's motion, to be used in telepresence...

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Re: accelerometer hmd orientation
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2010, 10:06:36 PM »
Like the gatling gun of the AH-1 Cobra (or is it the AH-64D Apache?)!
Maybe they have de-classified information somewhere.

A triple axis accelerometer might be what you need.
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Re: accelerometer hmd orientation
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2010, 10:13:10 PM »
Yup, a three axis accelerometer is what your looking for, check this tutorial on them...
http://www.societyofrobots.com/sensors_accelerometer.shtml
It has something like what your looking for...
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Re: accelerometer hmd orientation
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2010, 06:42:34 AM »
If you are looking for a moderate cost turnkey solution check out these:
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Re: accelerometer hmd orientation
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2010, 08:45:48 AM »
yup this is exactly what we intend to do, although using an accelerometer and wifi...

 


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