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    a few questions...

    My team picked up a Manoi AT01 and well it is a great robot for what I've seen so far, however I realized that it is not equipped with a camera. It is a kit so i was thinking of customizing the AT01 so that we can add a camera and use it to program so it can move autonomously. Only problem is I don't know how to go about putting it together and integrating the camera into the software integration...I'm not too well versed on robotics so i was wondering if anyone here could help.

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    Re: a few questions...

    Have a look at this: http://www.roborealm.com See if that doesn't spark a few ideas for you.

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    Re: a few questions...

    I'd recommend offloading the vision processing to a PC via wireless.

    First you'd need to establish a wireless link from the Manoi's controller to your PC- I think Zigbee's can be used to do this? Next mount a wireless camera on the robot, have that send the video feed to the PC (might need a video capture device to interface that) and then process that video in a program like roborealm, which can take video and track, filter, and produce output variables, which you would then have to translate into commands that the controller on the manoi would accept via the wireless link.

    So to break it down as a parts list:

    Wireless camera w/ receiver base.
    Video capture device.
    Wireless link for your Manoi to allow your PC to send it commands (perhaps a zigbee)
    Roborealm (excellent, free open source vision software)

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    Re: a few questions...

    One caveat, Tyb - Roborealm is closed-source, freeware.

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    Re: a few questions...

    My bad, I was under the impression the source code was openly available. Oh well, its hackable enough as is for my uses

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    Re: a few questions...

    Absolutely. It does have a plugin architecture where you can plug-in your own DLLs, so it's really almost infinitely hackable.

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    Re: a few questions...

    M'mmmm I would love to know more on this roborealm.
    People yearn after this robotic dream, but you can't strip your life of all meaning, emotion and feeling and expect to function.


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    Re: a few questions...

    http://www.roborealm.com - download and play away - no charge for this amazing [windows] tool.

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    Re: a few questions...

    Wow, thanks so much for all the help. I'll come back if i need some more assistance ^_^

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    Re: a few questions...

    Please come back anyway - even if just to chat robotics. It's what we're all about here in the forum.

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