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Raspberry Pi Robotics Essentials by Richard Grimmett

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Chapter 6. Adding Vision to Your Biped

Now that your biped is up and mobile, is able to find barriers, and knows how to plan its path, you can now start to have it move around autonomously. However, you may want your robot to follow a color or motion.

In this chapter, you will be learning:

  • How to add a webcam to your biped robot
  • How to add RaspiCam to your biped robot
  • How to install and use OpenCV, an open source vision package
  • How to follow motion with your biped robot

Installing a camera on your biped robot

Having vision capability is a real advantage for your biped robot; you'll use this functionality in lots of different applications. Fortunately, adding hardware and software for vision is both easy and inexpensive. There are two choices as far as ...

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