Fun with Surveyor
The following robofile scripts propose some fun functionality when RoboRealm is used with the Surveyor SRV Blackfin. You
can use these scripts as examples of what can be done and for a starting point for your own projects.
Note that RoboRealm runs on your PC and communicates to the SRV over the 802.11 wireless protocol. This means that you
will see what the SRV sees on your PC screen.
Keyboard Driving Want
to just drive your SRV around using your PC keyboard? Try this robofile out to understand how to trigger movements
based on keypresses in RoboRealm.
Joystick Driving If
the keyboard is not your desired interface try the joystick control instead. The joystick is superior to the keyboard
driver as it can specify different speeds based on the tilt/pan of the joystick. This allows finer control over your
SRV than just using keypresses.
behavior of most animals is to avoid or target light. For example, after a pigeon accdentally flew into our building it kept trying to
fly up towards the ceiling and bumping into the overhead fluorescent lights. It would determine that the way was blocked
and would try the next light in an effort to fly towards the light (assumed sunlight) and escape the confines of the building.
Chasing a Red Ball A simple
example of how to use the SRV to steer towards a simple ball object.
Chasing Movement Detecting
movement is also a useful behavior for a robot to have. The issue with mobile robots is how to remove the movement
caused by the robot versus what it moving independently.
Finding a Bullseye Target
Thinking about an indicator of a homebase for the SRV? A bullseye has some nice properties that can easily be
exploited to extract it out from a scene even when moving.
A robotics 101 project that most folks first try with their robot in the line following routine. Here we use
the SRV and its onboard camera to follow a black line as best we can.
Want more? Check out the videos on YouTube that demonstrate other capabilities of RoboRealm.