Archive for March, 2009

Hovercraft and my team.

March 31, 2009

We happened to build this hovercraft as a part of IIT-Madras Shaastra technical festival -Fire and Ice competition.This had good maneuverability and was floating over a thing bed of air.Stood 11th all over India

Immersive 3D and camera based tracking application

March 31, 2009

These are few fun applications I happened to create.Hope one day Immersive 3D becomes a part of every operating system.Google OS ….Well I hope one day will come when desktop environment is more 3D and gives a immersive User experience.Both use OpenGl.The original application is lot smoother (video is jittery because of the video capture software).IBM has one cool app using blade servers.Hope one day big company funds to take it forward.

and a Head tracking game with just a cheap camera and no costly IR tracking hardware

My Object Following robot

March 31, 2009

Hi, This is a project by me as a part of my Engineering course work.Special Thanks to Steven from Roborealm for providing his support in solving my queries.

About the project in short.The robot coommunicates wireless with the PC using Xbee modules.Used a wireless camera for live video feed.Use roborealm for image processing.Developed custom embedded hardware for the robot and the PC USB interface.Also I did develop a GUI software for controlling the robot.It has an API and used a PID for object tracking.

Developed this as a part of Final year project at CBIT under the guidance of Prof. Suresh Pabboju.

Future work:

Make the interface better.

Development Pics

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Me with Robot

Robot with Ball

Robot with Ball

Thanks to the Fast Image processing power of Roborealm

Here is the 2DOF tracking (the robot looks like a dog).

Here is the 3DOF tracking. (algorithm can be improved further to fully exploit the differential drive)

Added 10th Nov 2012:

The image processing related to color filtering and object tracking was handled by the high level modules of Roborealm.

An equivalent opencv code was also done. The design,chases and the embedded system including the PID tracking and motion control code was custom developed.

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March 31, 2009

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