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capture video and correlate pose

capture video and correlate pose

capture video and correlate pose

Hi, I need to capture video from a robot and include pose so that later I can choose a location and playback video from that location.

I'm just getting started on this activity, any suggestions of products and technique would be helpful? I'm looking for open source code that might do some or all of this to save time.

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RE: capture video and correlate pose

What's the robot? Anything else decided about this situation.  

RE: capture video and correlate pose


  The platform is undetermined at this time and arbitrary as I have several uses for this kind of video.  For example, on one of these platforms, the "head" on which the camera is mounted can be dismounted, i.e. separated and carried by hand.



RE: capture video and correlate pose

You can get this pose information directly from your robot:  arm link positions in joint angles = {J1, J2, J3, J4, J5, J6} + {arm configuration data} .

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RE: capture video and correlate pose

I apologize for not being more specific and appreciate that you (all) are taking the time to help.

I indeed have pose available so that is not the issue (it would have been nice if I had mentioned that!!).

They challenge that I need help with is how to go about collecting video and tying it to pose, so that later I can pick a pose (or time of travel) and go to the video frames beginning at that same pose/time.  

One way you can help is by offering your advice, answers, or comments on the following questions:

1) what video camera options provide reasonable resolution and viewing quality would you suggest?  light weight and DC powered?  I'd like to to have the option of a panoramic video, if available for reasonable price.

2) I have a linux platform running other software and would like to have it host the recording software.  Would be nice to know there's an open source option that could be integrated into my software (run in another thread?) to record video---in some standard format and no special USB drivers necessary.

3) I'll need a way to playback this video and move to specific times in the video as part of some other GUI software that is used to analyze other data the robot is collecting.  Are the any libraries that can be used to build this part of the software?    (I've used Java to do some image capture, etc, but this project is in g++)

Thanks again for your help.

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