For the past few years of the FIRST Robotics Competition, vision code has played a critical role in allowing teams to have full control of their robots during the autonomous period. From detecting distance to the goals in 2013, to sensing the hot goal in 2014, to zeroing in on the totes and recycling cans in 2015, vision code has been able to set the teams with the strongest programming abilities apart from each other.
Team 619 will be using a new network camera this year. We plan to use this network based camera to better explore the world of vision code and create more robust autonomous sequences and teleoperated-mode game piece and field element detection systems.
Additionally, this camera will help us document our journey through the upcoming build and competition seasons and share our experiences.
If you’re new to robotics and are looking for a place to start, here is a good list of robotics resources to start from.