I’m hoping for some advice on where to start with this. I’m looking for a way to recognise the position of a shape within an image, and feed back the coordinates of the center or a point on that shape.
I’ve done a bit of reading but most topics quickly get into object tracking, facial recognition or 3d, but I think I need something much simpler - monochrome 2d would be fine.
The project is to build and control a robot arm to plug in a charge cable to an Electric Vehicle. The port on the car has a distinct shape, and so I just want to move the arm (with camera attached) until that shape lines up exactly in the correct place in the camera.
The arm will start close to the vehicle and see something like this. It needs to identify this approx shape (cover highlighted), and then move in x and y axes so that it is in a known location relative to the cover.
Any tips on how to proceed would be appreciated!