8 Jul 2002 motters   » (Master)

Have just got my copy of "designing sociable robots" by Cynthia Breazeal which describes the construction and software of the MIT Kismet robot. The vision system on the robot looks fairly simple, consisting only of motion, skin tone and primary colours detection. Nevertheless the videos on the accompanying CD look good with some interesting behaviors being displayed.

For distance measurement it looks like she has used the same sort of simple subtraction which I've used on Rodney. This just gives an overall indication of whether there is an object close to the robot and how fast it might be moving.

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