|Model Fish Robot, PPF-10 with 3-D Video Camera|
Structure of the PPF-10
A fish robot, which has a video camera, can use in many applications in the sea. The PPF-10 is an image model that has two CCD cameras for a 3-D video system. It can not move and swim at all.
A man can decide a shape of an object as a solid body using his two eyes. In the casse of the PPF-10, it is aimed to decide a shape and size of the object using two CCD cameras. Also the PPF-10 has video transmitters, so it can transmit the video signals with wireless system.
About the CCD Cameras
The CCD cameras of the PPF-10 are very cheap (about 50 dollars US). They are located in a plastic case. They can work with a battery or A/C adapter of D/C 12 V.
Image Processor System
The figure to the right shows an outline of the 3-D image processor system. The image datas of the CCD cameras is transmitted to receivers. Thus, the video is shown on a screen through several image processor equipments. The video is projected as the 3-D image.
Here, these special equipments are that used the other research related seasickness.
Future Fish Robot with the 3-D Video System
The PPF-10 is not a completed model yet. When the underwater fish robot that has such video system is developed, we can see real fishes as a solid model. Also, we will be able to decide the shape and the size of the fishes, if the 3-D image processor system works suitably.
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