I'm a complete novice when it comes to robotics and/or computer vision, so I'm looking for a place to start - simply googling has not located what I want.
I want to build a device that continuously points at a an object that's moving in 3 dimensional space. Something like a robot shining a laser pointer at a moving quadcopter.
The target can be equipped with some sort of vision enhancement mechanism - LED blinking in a particular pattern, or displaying a particular combination, anything like that. A closed feedback loop is also possible, but seems much more complicated to implement.
I don't really care if this is done visually or through some other technology (radar?) though for a hobbyist visual seems the cheapest/easiest.
I'm not looking for a product that does this off the shelf - I'm looking for ideas on how to design such a system.
So far, I've not even been able to find what keywords to search on....