Chapter 8. Building a Security Monitor

Now it is time to build a robotics application with a useful purpose. This chapter will expand on the last chapter by using a modified ARobot, an onboard laptop, and a Web camera to create your very own security monitor robot. You or someone you know might have experience using a Web camera to monitor a home while away. Although it can be quite useful to view images from a Web camera remotely, typically the camera is static and does not move. A Web camera attached to a mobile robot can be moved around an area, thus allowing the observer to change the area being observed.

In this chapter, we will build an application that you can use to operate an ARobot both remotely and by streaming images from a Web camera ...

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