Infinite Recharge Bottom Power Port Tracking

I was wondering how teams are going to locate the bottom power port in autonomous. Is it possible to use a limelight to see the red or blue outline?

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It is possible to track the lower port, but l am not sure how easy it will be. Limelight can track any color you want, but thresholding is more challenging on non reflective surfaces.

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You mean using TensorFlow with a regular camera?

It is possible with a limelight, but a limelight is generally more for identifying retro-reflective tape targets.

It would be easier to use a custom pipeline with a regular camera. With the new WPILib release, you can implement machine learning to recognize different targets based on a model trained by a dataset.

I think the obvious choice is to just track the upper power port vision target and just use it to line up with the low goal.

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Or just go simple and find an edge where you know where you are, use encoders and gyro to navigate to the goal. You can even use proximity sensor to get a better idea of where you start.

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