Erica’s Watching You! Eye Mechatronics Update

This week we have been speaking to Jonathon, who is working alongside Tyler on the technology behind Erica’s eyes and they have made some remarkable progress in the last few weeks. Meanwhile Christopher has been working hard and has made some outstanding progress with Erica’s paint job in the last week. Check it out and let us know what you think.

Erica - Painting Progress

A few weeks ago we caught up with Tyler, who showed us the camera system behind Erica’s eye movement; but the Eye team has come a long way since then! Jonathon, a senior research fellow at the University, has been sharing with us how the software and the camera will work together to make Erica interact with people in the surrounding area. With the use of two servos – one moving up and down and the other moving left and right – Erica can look at everything going on around her. She will even be able to focus on an individual and follow their movements.

With summer just around the corner, the ECS guys are working hard to make Erica as interactive as possible with loads of exciting features. Stay tuned to find out more!

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