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Loren

I've been doing a little research about autonomous rovers.  I saw a video of a rover with a webcam used for object avoidance.  I've tried to find information on implementing this alongside an arduino.  Can anyone point me in the direction of what to look for, or what searches I could use to find more information.

Loren

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Webcam and Arduino don't sit well in the same sentence.
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Far-seeker


Webcam and Arduino don't sit well in the same sentence.


Even if they did, ultra sonic or infrared sensors would probably be just as effective, if not more so, for obstacle avoidance.  A webcam could be better for things like object recognition.

Loren

I was thinking along the lines of the possibility of Raspberry Pi running the object avoidance and communicating commands with the arduino.


Far-seeker


I was thinking along the lines of the possibility of Raspberry Pi running the object avoidance and communicating commands with the arduino.


Well in that it could be feasible, but all the actual obstacle avoidance logic (AKA "the hard stuff") would be done on Pi.  So for questions about that you'd probably want to go to their official forums.  An Arduino would still be useful for controlling the motors, but that's relatively simple compared to visual object detection and ranging.

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