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I am working on a tennis ball picker. Where i will modify a standard ball picking machine, although i will add motors and a camera... I want to detect green tennis balls, drive towards it until i pick it up without hitting the  net...

Any suggestions with :
- Video Capture
- Video Processing for ball detection
- Algorithms
- Drive logic
 - Etc...

SUPER WELCOMED! I am more interested in the video processing and picking logic+algorithm than the drive and other issues.

Thank you in advance!
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Any suggestions with :
- Video Capture
- Video Processing for ball detection

Yes. Don't try doing it with an Arduino. Get something capable of running software like OpenCV (http://opencv.willowgarage.com/wiki/) and then use that to drive the Arduino.
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What would you suggest i use as the main image processor? Android?
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That's one choice. A Beaglebone (http://beagleboard.org/bone/) is another option.
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A smartphone (Android or iPhone) with a camera would be a good choice.

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