Friday, March 2, 2012

Image Processing Update

Team Sahas has been divided into different groups to target each module of the FIRA - Mirosot event problem statement. The work under the Image processing team can be categorized into the following modules :
  • Object Identification/Tracking
  • Velocity/Orientation determination
  • Arena zone identification
  • Robustness in Lighting conditions and Tracking Algorithms
Preliminary testing and codes for object identification/tracking and arena zone detection were completed.  (dummy bots were used). Trapezoidal error detection algorithms were also implemented.

The initial Arena made of Black vinyl background was upgraded to Blackboard paint (much better non reflective surface).

Initial Camera being used : Logitech Cam Pro9000
Problems faced : Higher exposure time leading to trails on fast moving object videos. We will be rectifying this problem by shifting to a better camera (CCD surveillance camera).

Next step : Integration with Artificial Intelligence team's simulation algorithms.

Video :  Indicating zone identification, Bot tracking, Bot orientation determination

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Team

Algorithms: Chetan
Image Processing: Anusheel, Deepak, Manaswi, Vasanth
Electronics: Sanat,Sumit,Varun and Abraham


IIT Madras, one of the premier engineering institutes of India, have been a cradle of technological innovations and have churned out of wonderful engineers and global leaders in the past few decades. (IITM Website) With this proud legacy in our hands, we, a group of 9 enthused guys, have decided to participate in FIRA Robo World Cup 2012. This is our official website where we would be posting about the progress we have made in this endeavour.