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(AL.com)   Video of multi-million dollar mobile robot drone with 360 camera software exploring a construction site. Subby used to do that at age eight at no charge   (al.com) divider line
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2020-10-15 9:13:42 AM  
oh man me too.  I lived in a rowhouse development where they were always building new houses nearby.  Endless piles of dirt everywhere, partially completed houses, I didn't realize how great I had it.

I'd like to take this moment to apologize to whoever owned the RV with the child-accessible propane tank on the back, in my neighborhood in Walkersville MD back then (1977-78ish).  A tank that makes a fart smell?  Irresistable.  And to the neighbors with the sunflower plants, and the nearby corn farmer.
 
2020-10-15 9:21:12 AM  
Nice.  For anyone interested, that looks like a Ricoh Theta Z1 360deg camera.  I have the Theta V myself.  The stationary images could be better but the thing takes *excellent* 360 video.

They way you can view these videos/images on your phone is pretty cool - just pull one up in the Theta app *or* your phones gallery/roll (Theta app is better) and move the phone around and the image will move as if the phone is where the image is located.  Better, you can (Theta app only) put your phone in VR goggles or transfer the images/vid to an actual VR system and look at them there.

The biggest thing with these cameras is that it automatically "stitches" the two images together *when you take* the pic/vid so there is no post-processing.
 
2020-10-15 9:30:25 AM  
Sure, it's all well and good, until something goes wrong....

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2020-10-15 10:13:31 AM  
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2020-10-15 10:36:34 AM  

UberDave: Nice.  For anyone interested, that looks like a Ricoh Theta Z1 360deg camera.  I have the Theta V myself.  The stationary images could be better but the thing takes *excellent* 360 video.

They way you can view these videos/images on your phone is pretty cool - just pull one up in the Theta app *or* your phones gallery/roll (Theta app is better) and move the phone around and the image will move as if the phone is where the image is located.  Better, you can (Theta app only) put your phone in VR goggles or transfer the images/vid to an actual VR system and look at them there.

The biggest thing with these cameras is that it automatically "stitches" the two images together *when you take* the pic/vid so there is no post-processing.


I have a Theta.  Don't know which one.  It isn't the first one and isn't the newest one, but it works well.  The only problem is the software for creating virtual walkthroughs is super expensive.
 
2020-10-15 1:50:58 PM  
I read the headline as "exploding a construction site."
Actual video was cool, but a little disappointing.
 
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