Absolute Simplest Blob Detection on PC with WebCam
We need to know the absolute simplest way to do blob tracking using a windows pc.
We are building a robot that seeks and collects tennis balls. Everything is working except for the ball recognition. All the PC software has to do is get the x,y coordinates of a yellow blob, and then send the appropriate signal to the COM port (we have 4 values that are sent to the comport to be interpreted by a pic micro and translated into "move forward" "move backward" "turn left" "turn right")
Because all the PC has to do is find blobs and send COM data, we don't care about what language or software package we do it in - we can figure out COM port communication in just about any language (we've done it in c# and VPL so far), we just want the simplest way of getting the x,y values of a yellow blob.
Thanks very much!