I'm not quite sure where this post should be, but I believe this topic area will give me the best bet at finding an answer.
I'm currently trying to control the Brookstone Rover's (v. 1.0) from MATLAB and I'm completely lost. I've a small fleet of these robots (they're cheap!) and I'd like to control them from within MATLAB using a biologically inspired controller. I'm posting here about this because I've yet to find anyone who has hacked these Rovers (a lot of people have hacked the 2.0's). This leaves me with a few questions:
Are any of the developers of the EZ software willing to share the source code used for interfacing EZ with the Rovers?
Is there a way for EZ to talk with MATLAB?
I choose to post here as MATLAB is closer to C#/C++ than the other options listed.
Thanks in Advance!
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If using the SDK I suggest looking at the EZ-Face source code.
I'm a hardware guy so I have no idea if there would be something easier than this but you could have the one PC running MATLAB hooked up with a serial connection (maybe via Bluetooth) to another PC running ARC which is then connected to the Brookstone rover over WiFi. You could trigger events with MATLAB and send serial commands to the ARC PC that will be running your own EZ-Script listening for commands to be sent and executing movements as a result.
ARC could use the Brookstone rover camera to trigger commands and send them back over a serial connection back to MATLAB if you needed it to.
It's not an ideal solution but it's an idea.