As part of the Blue Block Challenge I’m using the OpenCV library to detect and track objects based on their color only. In the process I created an Mac application to help develop the algorithms.
While visiting the mini maker faire last month at OMSI, I discovered a local robotics club called PARTS (Portland Area Robotics Society) and managed to attend their most recent meeting – which are all held on the first Saturday of each month. It was perfect timing too, for two reasons: First, the meeting dealt with […]
Now that the first version of NavBot is complete it is time to think about how to scale things up… and an 8 bit Atmel microcontroller is not the answer.
How to test and modify the PID coefficients for NavBot’s Pilot.
Created a new bot better suited for dead reckoning navigation. And the results?
During the development of the NavBot I was forced to deal with and understand the systematic errors (and non-systematic errors) of the Zumo chassis. Maybe I’m expecting too much from a tracked-based dead-reckoning bot.