Have you ever noticed that a horse’s eye position and view direction differs from the human’s eyes? Actually they have wider field of view, narrow “3D” field of view in front direction. Also, horse can not see the color red. Alan Hook used StereoPi with two wide-angle cameras to allow humans to look and feel like horse do. To decrease video latency he used our DIY VR helmet guide as a base for his setup. Also, he faced a challenge to cut off the color red from the video livestream in real-time.
3D humanoid telepresence robot
You see, our team has a lot of experience in telepresence and remote-controlled systems. So when we heard “telepresence robot”, we imagined a small box with 4-wheels and a camera on the top. But this project is breaking our stereotype. Vadym Burov, author of this project, combined several fantastic technologies and built a prototype of a humanoid robot!
- He used the open source Inmoov robot as a platform
- Open source StereoPi board responsible for 3D stereoscopic video livestream
- With this solution Vadym is able to remotely control the robots arm (and all 5 fingers!)
It is always interesting to look at robot evolution, from the first cardboard prototypes and up to hardware forms of life! In the middle of this year Blinky’s embryo has looked like this:
And now, after some evolution, it has morphed into the below:
The author says Waveshare Alphabot is used in the Blinky chest, and always adds “Not everything works yet but the neck, wheels and vision do remotely.”
Let’s look at the further Blinky evolution! Here you can find author’s comment on his project: Blinky Box.
As of 04 of December, MacFeeglePrime evolved to this stage:
You can look at the MacFeeglePrime story in this Twitter #MacFeeglePrime collection
Hey, maker, do you have a project in progress? Come on, share it with us on Twitter, our forum, submit a Crowd Supply Field Report to share what you’ve been doing with the Crowd Supply community, or tweet a picture of how you are using your Crowd Supply hardware by December 31, 2019 for a chance to win a $250 store credit. Details here.
And if you just planning to start it - make a sketch today, and let it grow like Blinky and MacFeeglePrime!