Faculty Advisor

Cyganski, David

Faculty Advisor

Duckworth, R. James

Abstract

The goal of this project was to develop a camera-based system that can determine coordinates of multiple robots during FIRST Robotics Competition game play and transmit this information to the robots. The intent of the system is to introduce an interesting new dynamic to the competition. To accomplish this, robots are fitted with custom matrix LED beacons. Six cameras capture images of the field while an FPGA embedded system at each camera performs image processing to identify the beacons. This information is then sent to a central PC which combines the six images to reconstruct the robots’ coordinates. This effort included implementation of location algorithms, imaging simulation, design of the FPGA processor and algorithms, beacon system and custom hardware for prototype deployment.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

ECE

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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