Like the best of projects, this started with a question- “I wonder if it’s possible…”.
It turns out the answer is YES!, but not without a lot of hard work. This project alone was my crash course in C++, Linux, Computer Vision, Servo Control, and designing circuit boards. I can’t think of a more exciting way to learn. Although I can think of a few less painful ways.
What is it?
The Mercenary is a robot that can ‘see’ the world through a single camera, and can interact with the world by aiming and firing its paintball gun. Basically, the goal is to replicate the behavior of a person guarding an area, with a robotic system.