Yesterday, Tamar and family went with me to a high school fair with a booth showing the Cupertino High School Robotics Competition. The task of the competition is to build a robot that can shoot discs and climb a metal pyramid. For Saul, that wasn’t enough of a challenge, so he is thinking about how he can equip the robot with vision, three-dimensional vision actually. He uses a Rasberry Pie connected to two cameras, which is connected to the robot. He also uses the distance between the two cameras and the angle at which the lense hits the focal to determine depth and hence distance of targets. Now he still needs to write the algorithm (c++) to get binocular depth perception (Querdisparität) but that shouldn’t be that big of a deal.
Not that big of a deal???
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