# Thermal Imaging camera activation upon detection

So I am planning on building a robot that turns on when it detects some kind of heat source, I am currently looking at thermal imaging cameras, but am not sure as to how to go about writing code to send a ping or some sort of message when the camera detects a heat source.

Does anyone know of any way to do this?

Thanks

• What is wrong with if objectDetected() then sendPing()? What part of the process are you having trouble with? – Chuck Mar 11 '16 at 16:19
• Oh right, I guess it was mainly the knowledge that something like that existed! My question would then be, how do I set objectDetected to equal a heat source through a thermal imaging camera? I assuming that I would need some kind of software to actually process the image taken by the camera – Rohan Kapadia Mar 14 '16 at 21:59