It is an add-on kit that runs on CARE. You will need CARE I or II then add CARE robotics (this kit) You need this system to experience autonomous player tracking. You should know arduino / processing to use this kit.
Robotic tracking (autonomous): The Robotic tracking is done by software algorithm with no human input. The camera will autonomously follow the movements of the players. The action is always zoomed in, and in the center autonomously.
CARE robotic Bill of Lading
Software installed and configured
Example of vision tracking.: Mr. Sweetheart walks across the front lawn which triggers the visual sensor of the stationary 1st camera with wide angle lense. Mr. Sweetheart is painted with a red virtual dot; a.k.a. target acquisition. The 2nd camera with zoom lense and servo motors follows whereever Mr. Sweetheart goes; a.k.a. target tracking.
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CARE robotic (autonomous tracking)
CARE pro (static camera)
Technology behind CARE robotic:
Arduino is the back bone of Judo CARE robotic. It allows autonomous tracking of the players. It a word, Judocare is *slick* using inexpensive, open source array of motion and visual sensors found here .http://www.seeedstudio.com/wiki/GROVE_System
Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.
Arduino can sense the environment by receiving input from a variety of sensors and can affect its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and other actuators.
The microcontroller on the board is programmed using the Arduino programming language (based on Wiring) and the Arduino development environment (based on Processing). Arduino projects can be stand-alone or they can communicate with software running on a computer (e.g. Flash, Processing, MaxMSP).
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