HI I'm a newbie and appreciate any help I can get. I already did a search for photographer and sony party shot and did not see any previous discussion.
Here is what I want to make.
Basically it is an Irobot
Create with a light 4.75 ft tall aluminum pole on which a sony party shot module is mounted on top of. the sony party shot is basically an automatic camera system that has facial detection that will automatic scan and rotate the surroundings looking for people to take photos of. I envision using it at corporate parties, weddings and just random stuff for fun.
I have never done any robotics work, but I am very techy. My programming experience is very small. I took a BASIC class about 12 years ago in college.
I may add a R2D2 Skin over the unit to give it a starwars theme, but I'm worried about weight and balance. It maybe too top heavy. I will probably add some kind of bumper system at the top, because it's bound to get knocked over. I may also weld up some aluminum tube anti tip extentions so the unit is harder to knock over.
OK, that's the background here is my questions.
I want to program it to randomly go around a room and pause for say 40 seconds , scan and take shots. I think the Create base will need to stop or the camera will get too confused and not do a good job. I have never used either device so perhaps this hypothesis is incorrect.
I looked at the Create Module's instructions and see that it has some demo modes
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0 Cover Create attempts to cover an entire
room using a combination of behaviors,
such as random bounce, wall following,
2 Spot Cover Create covers an area around its
starting position by spiraling outward,
3 Mouse Create drives in search of a wall. Once
a wall is found, Create drives along the
wall, traveling around circumference of
5 Wimp Create drives forward when pushed from
behind. If Create hits an obstacle while
driving, it drives away from the obstacle.
I like mode zero, but I think I would only want random bounce, not spiraling. Can anyone recommend a programmer to do this?
I also want some kind of sensor so that it does not run into objects and people. I've seen the roomba hit things before they change direction. I'd prefer the sensor be used to avoid hitting things; i was thinking a 2' proximity would be fine.
Any other suggestions will be appreciated. thanks for your time.