| Authors: Gideon Liem, Olaf van der Spek and Bart Thomée
Description of the project:
The Spy Robot project was originally intended to include a small moving robot with a
rotating camera used for sneaking into areas unnoticed and providing a live videostream.
Unfortunately not all equipment was available so the project was transformed to its
Initially the video input came from a non-rotatable video camera. Which was sufficient for
getting the important things right in the application. Imporant things included the
calibration of the camera (FOV, coordinate system) so that the object descriptions
appeared on the right place on the screen.
When the rotatable camera was installed instead of the test camera the camera would
rotate by a simple flick of the mouse. The head mounted display simulated the mouse
movement and therefore was easily usable.
The videostream provided to the user was modified by the application to include text
containing information about interesting objects in view. The object descriptions are read
from a text file which can be edited by the user, while the application is running, to update
any changes in the environment. The only thing the user needs to know before entering
the object descriptions is that the distance to a certain object has to be expressed for
each of the three axes, x, y and z.