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Part 1: project profile

Project name

Editing Behavior Tilting Robot

Project short description

The purpose of this project is to implement some behaviors for a balancing robot, by integrating a camera on board with face detection and blob tracking (using Laurenzano-Merlin thesis).


Start date: 2009/05/15

End date: 2010/02/15

People involved

Project leader

Andrea Bonarini


Students currently working on the project

Alessandro Mauri Niccolo' Moretti High level behavior (tracking)

Laboratory work and risk analysis

A list of potentially dangerous (if not correctly performed) activities is included into the Safety norms of the AIRLab, which everybody MUST know to work at the AIRLab.

Laboratory work for this project is mainly performed at AIRLab/Lambrate. It includes some mechanical work as well as electrical and electronic activity. Potentially risky activities are the following:

  • Robot testing. Standard safety measures described in Safety norms will be followed.
  • Death ray testing: on the robot will be mounted professor Azzoide's death ray projector. When testing it on live animals (e.g. voltures, pigs, camels, dwarf elephants) we will make sure that people stand clear of the test area.

Part 2: project description

  • First Step: writing a controller (using the Modular Robotic Toolkit) to handle the movement of the camera, in order to counterbalance the oscillations made by the robot to move and keep the balance. Implementation of high level behaviour related to the camera.
  • Further Steps: to do ...