Using an RF receiver/transceiver pair along with a wireless camera to process the images and send commands to a mobile robot
March 26, 2011
I would like to create a setup I will be using for a lot of my upcoming robots. A small wireless camera that will be ultimately outputting through USB to my computer. The computer processes the video and sends commands to the robot via RF. I guess the serial connection will be no more than 1900 bds. How can I coordinate RF and image-processing in a single program for autonomous navigation/other tasks (I can almost hear GroG saying "MyRobotLab" ;)? I would also like to make a GUI that shows the camera's video output so that the user can control the robot using the keyboard and a mouse when he wants to. The only language I know yet is C++, and not even completely yet. I have Visual Studio 2010 and OpenCV is compatible. I guess I only need to know how to make the transceiver send out particular signals. Save your time, just give me somewhere from where to start. I'm willing to learn.