I've seen others on this site create what they claim to be like the xkcd 'new pet', but I have never seen one that is not remote controlled, and none of them have any vision or sensor base. Instead, they throw a robot into a ball. While impressive, it isn't what Randall envisioned with his comic #413. To that end, this project aims to do the following:
1. Have a vision system that can processes images
2. Have a robot that can roll around inside a ball
3. Have the robot be autonomous (or semi autonomous) by responding to voice commands, gps, and vision.
This log is going to be the log for the build of point one above. When completed, I will begin point two and link to a new project.
Due to the fact that I am both working and going to school, this is going to take some time. If you are looking for something that is going to be finished fast, this isn't the place. The time frame on this camera portion of the project is about a year.