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Home made camera robot first test [video]

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Created by BeCalmed 25 days ago, 24 Sep 2021
BeCalmed
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24 Sep 2021 11:58AM
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Here is the video from my first beach test of my camera robot (like a Soloshot). Still very much a work in progress. This is the second version I have built which uses the video feed from the camera to follow the subject.

OkiWild
100 posts
24 Sep 2021 6:01PM
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That's pretty sick.

colas
4382 posts
24 Sep 2021 10:03PM
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Just... Awesome!

cantSUPenough
VIC, 2024 posts
26 Sep 2021 7:24AM
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Well done! Very clever!

MangoDingo
NT, 705 posts
26 Sep 2021 7:50AM
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Wow!

roastbeer
VIC, 3 posts
27 Sep 2021 1:36AM
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Impressive

Kisutch
116 posts
27 Sep 2021 6:45AM
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That is really cool - is the red shirt part of the object detection?

BeCalmed
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27 Sep 2021 10:38AM
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Kisutch said..
That is really cool - is the red shirt part of the object detection?


Yep, it is using a very simple object detection method which looks for an object of a particular colour. I have actually have actually built another one (version 1) which works the same way as the Soloshot, i.e. using a "tag" with a GPS which transmits the subject position back to the camera unit. I have tested/used that to film my RC models and also me riding my electric skateboard. I havent been brave enough to test it on the SUP yet as I am not sure I have got the tag properly waterproofed. The video object detection method has a few advantages, apart from not needing the tag, there is a lot less setup as you don't have to wait for the GPS to get a lock and calibrate the postion/orientation of the camera unit.

supthecreek
2279 posts
27 Sep 2021 11:05AM
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Slick!
Yikes... do I have to start building my own robo cams now?

SoloShot setup takes forever sometimes, then doesn't work..... the red shirt method seems pretty quick and accurate!

Kisutch
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27 Sep 2021 11:29AM
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BeCalmed said..

Kisutch said..
That is really cool - is the red shirt part of the object detection?



Yep, it is using a very simple object detection method which looks for an object of a particular colour. I have actually have actually built another one (version 1) which works the same way as the Soloshot, i.e. using a "tag" with a GPS which transmits the subject position back to the camera unit. I have tested/used that to film my RC models and also me riding my electric skateboard. I havent been brave enough to test it on the SUP yet as I am not sure I have got the tag properly waterproofed. The video object detection method has a few advantages, apart from not needing the tag, there is a lot less setup as you don't have to wait for the GPS to get a lock and calibrate the postion/orientation of the camera unit.


That's really neat!



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