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Starting Point For Robotic Eyes

Hi there.

I would like to build a robot head with two eyes that move. I would like to put snake-cam's in each eye, and have the robot able to look around (ie: Following someone's face); and also to use the platform to build from there (ie: 3D object distance estimating, etc.)

I do realise that the above is a huge project, but I need to start somewhere :) To begin, I would like to build one eye that can move around and track a face.

Can anyone recommend software to control the above functions, with in mind that I am only beginning robotics.