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Tracking service - startup

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The Tracking service is evolving and in the process much of the scripting of the past does not work.  It has begun to incorporate more features too, for example it can switch in background filters.  At some point these will be used to identify new objects of interest - then a tracking point will be set.


Point Cloud Fixed

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Raver1975 pointed out that the PointCloud was broken !  I looked into and found a simple naming issue - its fixed, but some other thing I noticed was the abismal performance of the actual display.  The root cause of that known issue is it currently uses Java3D which has been a dead project for years.


New Build Server Now Building & New Status Display

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The new build server is now building MRL !  Additionally, there is a new status bar at the bottom of the GUI which is now beginning to be utilized as a display for important information, warnings, and errors.  Quicker than looking through logs !

 


Incubator

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New Build Server !
Or at least new operating system - now Ubuntu 12.10.  It used to be a very old Fedor system, so getting the hang of Ubuntu is going to take a little while.  Right now I'm rebuilding X11 with an amazing crazy script which uses all processors to do the compile.  This will by my 5th attempt since it overheated and shutdown on all previous attempts.  Now I have a cup of water to cool it down.


Connecting (N) MRL Video Streaming Instances - Network Updates

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2013.04.22

When your hunting tricky network bugs, its helpful sometimes to draw a map of where the bugs might be hiding.  I had to do this to get the (last?) networks bugs which were hiding out in an involved service registration process.  Added new feature to MRL too - the capability to spawn other MRL instances.


Peak-A-Boo Tutorial showing voice control and image template matching

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Started this post to help us get an idea of what a very cool demo would be utiliizing voice control, servos, saving images, and image template matching in MRL.

The general tutorial (so far) should be a game of Peek-A-Boo 

The instructor has a scene of simple object.

The instructor tells the pan/tilt kit to look away

It looks away

The instructor asks which object is gone

the robot tells which is gone


Robot Looking for a Cup of Mojo

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Mech-Dickel made this great video or MyRobotLab Tracking service thirstily tracking a yummy cup of coffee.

 

 


Birds

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Yesterday my family and I visited the Palm Springs Art Museum.  It was a great tour.  On the top floor we saw a electronic light scuplture by Jim Campbell entitled (Birds)