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Community robotics projects ideas

A few projects ideas that I would like to pursue in the next few months.
If you are interested let me know how can you help/contribute.

Community robotics projects ideas:

360 Videographer/Photographer robot
– Build a robot with a mounted 360 video camera, remote controlled and autonomous functions
– Showcase it at street festivals, meetups, public events

Telepresence robot with 360 and 3D video streaming capabilities
– similar with the 360 videographer robot, but with remote control and 360 video streaming capabilities
– add 3D laser scanning capabilities for obstacle avoidance and 3D info for 360 videos
– see STEMCA SPARK robot for a starting point: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7NhZIzjPrw

Flower/Bird Recognition (suggested by Sylvia)
– Detect and recognize flowers/birds with your smartphone camera using computer vision
– Allow for registration of new flowers/birds in the database
– Share the flowers/birds database in the cloud so others can use it
– see this thesis for implementations ideas: http://mmspg.epfl.ch/files/content/sites/mmspl/files/shared/Semesterproject_flowerrecognition.pdf

Dandelions picking robot for sidewalks and backyards
– build a very affordable small robot that can pick/cut dandelions
– use smartphones and computer vision to detect and recognize the dandelions
– the robot should be safe for autonomous street use
– a phone raised on a tripod will be able to control several of these robots (using visual markers)

Sidewalk clean-up robot (similar with RobotMissions.org robot, but more rugged and fully autonomous)
– use computer vision to detect and pick up garbage in the green areas
– the robot should be autonomous
– a phone raised on a tripod will be able to control several of these robots (using visual markers)

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