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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)

 

 


Still Life with Beer & Tennis Ball

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Can you tell which item was added to the scene? How about now?

Swiss Elf Goes Terminator !

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Gareth was successful in using the Tracking service - no video at the "momo" but he graciously put this picture up on G+

More to come... hopefully !


Play Pen

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Here's the pan / tilt kit I slapped together.  Not pretty, but functional enough to do testing with.  It's a very old Logitec 600, 2 old servos and a BareBonesBoard Arduino.