Roborealm Vision software for Scorbots III ?
- I have a couple of ScorbotIII arms, I'm interested in adding cameras
to them. My goal is to get them to autonomously track and grab certain
objects. my hobby is autonoumous robots.
I found this free vision recognition software , it supports SSC ,
Parallax and other serial outputs.
It accepts video from a USB cam , or any Windows PC video input. The
output can go to a serial output device.
Has anyone on this forum used tried using this with the Scorbot III
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> I have a couple of ScorbotIII arms, I'm interested in adding cameras
> to them. My goal is to get them to autonomously track and grab
> objects. my hobby is autonoumous robots.Several months ago I added a camera to a Scorbot III for a final
> I found this free vision recognition software , it supports SSC ,
> Parallax and other serial outputs.
> It accepts video from a USB cam , or any Windows PC video input. The
> output can go to a serial output device.
> Has anyone on this forum used tried using this with the Scorbot III
> controller ?
project in a robotics class. It would identify a few dozen blocks
randomly tossed onto the table, calculate the positions+angles and pick
each one up. After picking it up it would sort it into a bin based on
both color and size. (For example, a small block and a large block of
the same color still had different bins) The project was mainly to
prove to the professors that it could be done (they originally claimed
it could not) and that no special equipment, besides the web cam, would
In my project I wrote my own vision recognition software so I
really can't tell you if the free one you found will work or not. To
be honest I really don't know what SSC and Parallax are. My project
involved using Visual Basics to read/understand the camera images and
it outputted the necessary instructions as ACL commands directly to the
controller. There are obviously many ways to accomplish this though.
I wrote, but never turned in, a project that allows real-time video
footage to be captured by the Scorbot. You may be more interested in
this than the other idea if I understand your project correctly. In
mine it would get each block and go through a list of steps for sorting
and running belts... it used vision but it was still only 1 step in a
whole assembly line of stuff. The newer design would be able to
instantly react to changes so it might even be able to "catch"
something that was running around trying not to be caught. (Scorbots
are pretty slow though... so it can't be too fast LOL!)
I don't know if that helps, but at least you know it can be done.