|Surveyor Robotics Journal|
Tue, 22 Dec 2009
Solution for Surveyor SRV-1 via iPhone (also EDGE) -
EWE Software has added SRV-1 robot control via iPhone or iPod Touch to their Befree4iPhone remote control program. The software is a freeware, downloaded from www.ewe-software.com/download.html, and it requires no iPhone modification or iPhone market download.
Further discussion of the Befree4iPhone is found on the Surveyor Robotics Forum.
Tue, 08 Dec 2009
Excellent tutorial on the Surveyor SVS (stereo vision system)
AForge.NET is an open source C# framework with SRV-1 and SVS Blackfin support that was designed for developers and researchers in the fields of computer vision and artificial intelligence - image processing, neural networks, genetic algorithms, machine learning, robotics, etc. We first described AForge.NET SRV-1 and SVS support here -
Since that post, the AForge.NET developers have written an excellent introduction to SVS, describing system setup along with a guide and sample code to create C# applications which control the board remotely, interface to servos, ultrasonic ranging, I2C devices and motor control. The tutorial is found here -
Thu, 03 Dec 2009
Bat-teK is a Carnegie Mellon + Lockheed Martin project that uses a lot of Surveyor's robotic technologies, including the YARB blimp, SVS, and SRV-1 robot, along with CMU's console applications and mapping technology. CMU produced this very cool promotional video for the project.