Published on Aug 10, 2013
Footage taken from the onboard camera of a Parrot AR Drone whilst demoing OCRDrone at NodeCopter Southampton.
OCRDrone uses the PNG video stream to continuously save camera footage to the filesystem, passing each image to nodecr (https://github.com/joscha/nodecr) for text recognition. If the text is recognised as a valid command, it is then translated into flight commands in real-time.
Video created by stitching all the saved PNG images collected from the video stream.
Source code available on GitHub: https://github.com/photomoose/OCRDrone
Graeme Foster (@graemef)
Jez Whitworth (@gingergeek)
Tom Davis (@photomoose)
at NodeCopter Southampton (10th August 2013).