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Blob Tracking on a Windows Based System

I was just wondering if anyone had experience with basic blob tracking on a windows system.

Robotics Studio/Visual programming language has a blob tracker service, but I haven't found any info on how to implement it..

Does anyone have any suggestions?

We have a robot that needs to track tennis balls using a webcam. We are using microsoft robotics studio (for now, we're not all that comitted) to talk to our PIC over a COM port. The robot drives well, but needs the webcam and blob tracking to go atonomous. Here is the tennis robot site if you're interested.

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Thanks guys,

 I threw up a new post in the absolute beginners section looking for the easiest way to do blob detection

I'll give your suggestions a shot!

I don't know about 'basic', but OpenCV is fantastic for implementing C/C++ based vision systems, and I know it has been ported over to other languages as well so it's worth checking out. Very powerful, very popular, so there's good support for it too.

I once made my Rovio track and follow a tennis ball using Roborealm and Windows, so it must not have been too difficult ;)

The $89 price tag is why it no longer tracks things, and why I haven't played with it in well over a year.