Ips (indoor Positioning System)

 
#21

The robot is marked... the camera is looking for the robot's mark in order to track it

#22

Close, but no.

The colored tape on the robot is not the marker. The IPS sensor has two cameras. The robot has an IR transmitter with a special frequency. The IPS sensor matches the IR beacon. Then, there's a year of math that calculates and determines the direction the robot is facing. And then a bunch more that figures out how to get the robot to move to way points. and some more.. and some more..

#23

@DJ I just re watched the video and just realized that a minute ago... I now see the ir beacon....

#24

Yeah, the colored tape is just holding the beacon on because we don't have an ez-clip for it yet

#25

ah, makes sense..
since my hexapod is just plain white plastic as shipped from the company, what are the marking requirerments?
can the mark ve customized?
since I have camera already, will this app program ve downloadable into the hexapod v4 series 1 controller?
this would make a very interesting experimental movile platform.
your answers also suggest that distances are not determined , but rather by the software noting the time taken to travel vetween two objects, and estimated the remaining time to another object

#26

Marking requirements are as such..

1) Place EZ-Bit IR Beacon on robot

2) Aim IPS at room on a tripod or mount in the corner by ceiling

3) Load EZ-Builder and IPS control

4) Everything else is magic...

#27

Here's more videos of the IPS in action. I don't have ControlCommand() setup yet, but that's easy to add once I'm happy with smoothing out more of the algorithms.



#28

Very nice!

Frank

#29

Dj, Thanks for the two demos. It is GREAT to see it in action. I was able to see the beacon better in these videos.

I can see you still enjoy playing with it... It's development had to be frustrating at times, but it is paying off..

I look forward to the map function with a ControlCommand(). It will be neat to tell it where to go and it goes there.

#30

Dj,

Will this work with JD?