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Issues with RoboVision and Sensors
« on: August 25, 2010, 03:18:26 PM »
I am having some problems figuring out the best way to use robot-vision (Roborealm with USB camera). We want the robot to stay on a pylon-bordered track. I am really new to using roborealm and robovision in general and I am wondering if anyone has any pointers. I am thinking of implementing some IR sensors as interupts incase the USB camera gets covered, any tips on this? The camera is located at the very front of the robot, is this wise (Vid below shows how it looks)?

For the robot vision I am using Robo-Realm installed on a netbook attached to the robot. The netbook then outputs to the Arduino microcontroller a command (1 Digit ASCII character) and the microcontroller interprets and executes this command. The netbook, using roborealm, is running all the processing of image data and all the microcontroller is doing is taking roborealm's output and operating the robot accordingly.

Here is a vid of the bot:



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