Okay, so Im trying to get my year 12 students to design a firefighting robot (quite appropriate considering I live in Australia). The students are using BrickPi and the thermal-infrared-sensor to develop a vehicle that can navigate a maze, identify fires and find and rescue a victim.
The question is how can I get the robot to recognise a victim? I was thinking of using a lego ev3 infrared beacon, but is it possible to get the thermal-infrared sensor to recognise an infrared beacon? They could also use a PiCam and vision recognition but this might be beyond the ability of most of my students.