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01-29-2008, 11:05 PM
Hi all,
Just very new to this amazing and interesting world of robotics. Coming to the point, my friends and I trying to build a application that will read text from an ID presented to a CCTV camera. Essentially we want to take a snap shot of the ID and do some kind of OCR(optical character recognition) and announce the age of the individual. Big deal is extracting the text form the image...


01-30-2008, 01:06 AM
Roborealm could possibly do this. Check out their tutorial on reading a digital temperature display (http://www.roborealm.com/tutorial/Digital_Reader/slide010.php), you might use their project there as a good reference for what you're trying to do.

01-30-2008, 11:10 PM
Thanks so much, you pointed me in the right direction..