Hi guys, after collecting dust for a bit, I just started playing around with my Rovio. I've been spending a bit of time working on 3D computer vision recently and decided to give a few things a try on a Rovio.
My first Rovio project is to create a 3D point cloud of the scene using stereo vision. Just incase you didn't know, stereo vision doesn't require a stereo camera. You can actually do it using a single camera from two different locations. The major downside is that there will be a scale ambiguity. The initial results are not bad:
The biggest problem was finding a location with good uniform lighting. Rovio's camera kinda sucks and things tend to be too dark, too bright, or too pixelated. I hope to use this technique for obstacle detection/avoidence in the future.