ROCI™ the robot camera

Last updated 29 June 1999

ROCI™ is a robot telecamera built by Taygeta Scientific for Patriot Scientific Corporation as a demonstration of the capabilities of their PSC 1000 microprocessor.

ROCI™ (Remotely Operated Camera Interface) consists of two RC-type servo motors built into a rugged aluminum housing. It is capable of 180 degrees range of motion on each of two axes. It is designed to carry a digital camera, such as the Connectix QuickCam 2 Color camera. The PSC-1000 controls both the pointing and image acquisition of the system, the software for both subsystems was written by Taygeta Scientific.

I have also written software to control ROCI™ directly through the parallel port on a PC running Real-Time Linux.
Here is a screenshot of the user interface.

Other views of ROCI™

Front view
ROCI™ and me
ROCI™ and Roboty

Dr. Everett (Skip) F. Carter Jr.
Taygeta Scientific Inc.
1340 Munras Ave., Suite 314
Monterey, CA. 93940-6140
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