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FirstPython.FirstPython Class Reference

Simple example of FIRST Robotics image processing pipeline using OpenCV in Python on JeVois. More...

Public Member Functions

def __init__ (self)
 Constructor. More...
def loadCameraCalibration (self, w, h)
 Load camera calibration from JeVois share directory. More...
def detect (self, imgbgr, outimg=None)
 Detect objects within our HSV range. More...
def estimatePose (self, hlist)
 Estimate 6D pose of each of the quadrilateral objects in hlist: More...
def sendAllSerial (self, w, h, hlist, rvecs, tvecs)
 Send serial messages, one per object. More...
def drawDetections (self, outimg, hlist, rvecs=None, tvecs=None)
 Draw all detected objects in 3D. More...
def processNoUSB (self, inframe)
 Process function with no USB output. More...
def process (self, inframe, outframe)
 Process function with USB output. More...

Public Attributes


Detailed Description

Simple example of FIRST Robotics image processing pipeline using OpenCV in Python on JeVois.

This module is a simplified version of the C++ module FirstVision. It is available with JeVois v1.6.2 or later.

This module implements a simple color-based object detector using OpenCV in Python. Its main goal is to also demonstrate full 6D pose recovery of the detected object, in Python.

This module isolates pixels within a given HSV range (hue, saturation, and value of color pixels), does some cleanups, and extracts object contours. It is looking for a rectangular U shape of a specific size (set by parameters owm and ohm for object width and height in meters). See screenshots for an example of shape. It sends information about detected objects over serial.

This module usually works best with the camera sensor set to manual exposure, manual gain, manual color balance, etc so that HSV color values are reliable. See the file script.cfg file in this module's directory for an example of how to set the camera settings each time this module is loaded.

This module is provided for inspiration. It has no pretension of actually solving the FIRST Robotics vision problem in a complete and reliable way. It is released in the hope that FRC teams will try it out and get inspired to develop something much better for their own robot.

Using this module

Check out this tutorial first, for the FirstVision module written in C++ and also check out the doc for FirstVision. Then you can just dive in and start editing the python code of FirstPython.

See for tutorials on getting started with programming JeVois in Python without having to install any development software on your host computer.

Trying it out

Edit the module's file at JEVOIS:/modules/JeVois/FirstPython/ and set the parameters self.owm and self.ohm to the physical width and height of your U-shaped object in meters. You should also review and edit the other parameters in the module's constructor, such as the range of HSV colors.

Laurent Itti
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FIRST Python
YUYV 640 252 60.0 YUYV 320 240 60.0 JeVois FirstPython
YUYV 320 252 60.0 YUYV 320 240 60.0 JeVois FirstPython
University of Southern California, HNB-07A, 3641 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089-2520, USA
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GPL v3

Definition at line 75 of file

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

◆ __init__()

def FirstPython.FirstPython.__init__ (   self)


Definition at line 78 of file

Member Function Documentation

◆ detect()

def FirstPython.FirstPython.detect (   self,
  outimg = None 

◆ drawDetections()

def FirstPython.FirstPython.drawDetections (   self,
  rvecs = None,
  tvecs = None 

◆ estimatePose()

def FirstPython.FirstPython.estimatePose (   self,

◆ loadCameraCalibration()

def FirstPython.FirstPython.loadCameraCalibration (   self,

◆ process()

◆ processNoUSB()

◆ sendAllSerial()

def FirstPython.FirstPython.sendAllSerial (   self,

Member Data Documentation

◆ camMatrix

◆ dilateElement


Definition at line 135 of file

◆ distCoeffs

◆ epsilon


Definition at line 93 of file

◆ erodeElement


Definition at line 134 of file

◆ ethresh


Definition at line 96 of file

◆ HSVmax


Definition at line 86 of file

Referenced by FirstPython.FirstPython.detect().

◆ HSVmin


Definition at line 85 of file

Referenced by FirstPython.FirstPython.detect().

◆ hullarea


Definition at line 94 of file

◆ hullfill


Definition at line 95 of file

◆ margin


Definition at line 97 of file

◆ ohm

◆ owm

◆ timer

The documentation for this class was generated from the following file: