We here at Team 900 have a favor to ask. Can you show us your balls?
We’ve been hard at work training our vision system to recognize our own balls and I can safely report that we’re beginning to get a feel for them. That being said, we’re always looking to the future and we will need to be able to spot balls other than our own.
We would like pictures of your balls resting on various surfaces. We would like to see your balls on your field elements. Videos of your balls moving around would be helpful too. Some teams have been uploading teaser videos of their balls flying in the air and those are great.
If you have access to a full practice field and can get footage of balls being played with on it from a robot’s viewing angle then that would be awesome!
If you have damaged your balls in the course of your prototyping then we would love pictures and video of that too. We would of course like to see all teams treating their balls with care but we understand that incidental damage to balls can occur during rough matches and would like to prepare for that too.
Here is a picture of me holding up our balls so you can understand what we are after:
(Yes, we really would like pictures and videos of the game pieces/boulders/balls.)
(Yes, I will report you to the admins if you take the opportunity of my carefully worded post to send me inappropriate pictures, get your mind out of the gutter!)