Monocular or stereoscopic camera?
The camera is a key component of the whole architecture. The camera can be MONOCULAR or STEREOSCOPIC: this choice has a direct influence on the type of rotations that you can perform during the mapping phase, on the need of a pre-mapping of the venue and in the end on the type of device on which the camera should be used with (e.g. drones, robots, forklifts etc…):
|Monocular camera||Stereoscopic camera|
|Constraints on the type of rotations performed during the mapping phase||No constraints regarding the types of rotations|
|Mapping phase||Mandatory||Not needed - the navigation can be done in a completely unknown venue|
|GPU inside the computing unit||Not needed||Not needed|
The table below summarizes the camera’s recommended specifications, needed to properly run Dragonfly.
If you already have a monocular or stereo camera please send us its exact model and specifications: we will let you know if it can be used with Dragonfly.
|Specifics of the camera|
|Resolution||any resolution equal or above 640 x 480|
|Color depth||RGB or grey-scale|
|Auto-focus||limited or disabled|
|Field Of View (FOV)||from 100° to 180° (wide angles are preferable because they allow the position to be more consistent and the device to move faster)|
|Interface||USB or network connected|
Please look at this page with the cameras recommended by Onit.