Bob the Repositional Camera

Alan Flanders (2002)
Bob the Repositional Camera. CPSC 581 course deliverable (Saul Greenberg, Instructor), Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, Canada, November.

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Abstract

Bob is a repositional web camera that is capable of moving in both the X and Y axis. In addition, Bob is able to centre on objects in his field of view. Taking this ability one step further, Bob uses Bradski's face tracking algorithm (implemented by Mike Boyle) to follow a subject's face with a high degree of accuracy. This is a simple idea with many practical applications. Bob is composed of two servo motors, a webcam attached with Velcro, and a few floor boards found around the house. The total cost is about $140 CDN.

Bibtex entry

@MISC { 2002-BobCamera-Flanders-1.39,
AUTHOR = { Alan Flanders },
TITLE = { Bob the Repositional Camera },
HOWPUBLISHED = { CPSC 581 course deliverable (Saul Greenberg, Instructor), Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, Canada },
YEAR = { 2002 },
MONTH = { November },
}