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i would like to get a camera that i can make turn 360 degrees with opencv code

asked 2014-04-02 04:46:00 -0500

edmoney gravatar image

I was hoping some advanced cv programmer can give me an idea where I can get a usb camera/webcam that i can make turn 360 degrees with OpenCV code. So I can lets say, track an object as it moves around a room. Also would need an idea or link on how to set this up/make this happen. I have Printer Step motors already, if those would be of use. I ask because I'm moving into robotics and using OpenCV for this would be a nice segway.

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answered 2014-04-02 05:06:32 -0500

Will Stewart gravatar image

There are many Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) cameras on the market currently, which are ostensibly focused on surveillance and are usually IP-based. However, there are many (often robotics-oriented) projects out there that create their own pan (and sometimes tilt) mounts with servos and/or stepper motors.

Some examples include;

http://mitchtech.net/raspberry-pi-servo-face-tracker/

http://www.instructables.com/id/Face-detection-and-tracking-with-Arduino-and-OpenC/

http://blog.oscarliang.net/raspberry-pi-face-recognition-opencv/

One of the most interesting ones, however, is a balancing 2 wheel robot that follows a ball around a room (could just as easily be a face);

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BJFxnap0AI

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