Building and playing with the Octocam encouraged me to get on with something that I have wanted to do for a while.
I strapped a camera to the front of my robot and using a feed from the camera control in conjunction with a python script.
It reminds me of the TV show Knightmare except instead of dragons you have the stairs to contend with. :)
I tried using Motioneye first but it was too slow as the fast network setting is only on the os version of the software. So I ended up using a little script included in streameye to make the feed.
My script just moves or turns in a given direction for the time provided in seconds.