This project is solving the OpenROV challenge.
Tiny Sea Bots is a platform for people to explore the waters anywhere in the world from the internet. The Tiny Sea Bots platform allows an OpenRov to be internet accessible for the first time ever. Now, anyone in the world can view a robot's live underwater video stream and control the robot itself. In addition to the messaging technology, we've also added social features where anyone from around the world can view the video stream of a underwater robot as well as control it. On the site, people can interact with other members and share their experiences on Twitter/Facebook/GooglePlus.
We've integrated the OpenRov with Leap Motion Controller(https://www.leapmotion.com). This allows people with a Leap Motion Controller, to control an OpenRov from their desktop with finger accuracy. As the OpenRov platform evolves, people will be able to remotely manipulate the underwater environment with their hands with finger accuracy.
Designed with social interactions like Facebook/Twitter sharing, real-time collaborative exploring with chat. We think this makes the experience fun and educational for children who can share pictures of what they found on their latest dive. People can take turns controlling a Tiny Sea Bot and share their experiences.
Tiny Sea Bots is great for raising space and seawater awareness for children, students, novices, and enthusiasts. A great assortment of possibilities open up from here including virtual sea tours, historical guides, and online classroom lessons. The messaging technology we created may also be used to jumpstart lightweight underwater sea exploration in other planets using the OpenROV.
- During our demo at the NYC Space Apps Challenge 2013 we successfully controlled an OpenROV in San Francisco from New York City with a Leap Motion Controller at http://www.tinyseabots.com
Project InformationLicense: MIT License
Source Code/Project URL: https://github.com/preichenberger/tinyseabots-web
ResourcesTiny Sea Bots - Web - https://github.com/preichenberger/tinyseabots-web
Tiny Sea Bots - Streamer - https://github.com/preichenberger/tinyseabots-streamer
Tiny Sea Bots - Client - https://github.com/preichenberger/tinyseabots-client
Tiny Sea Bots - Controls - https://github.com/preichenberger/tinyseabots-controls
Tiny Sea Bots - Leap Motion - https://github.com/aoberoi/OpenROV-NYC
Tiny Sea Bots - http://www.tinyseabots.com/