I need help with choosing microcontroller for my robot

I am planning on building a robot which uses a camera and some other components.

The ESP-32 cam seemed like a good alternative until I realized that it only had 8 extension pins ( I need ~12).

I am wondering if there is a better alternative to the esp-32 CAM? If not, would it be possible to make a esp-32 cam work in symbiosis with another microcontroller?

I have also considered the raspberry pi zero, but unfortunately the boot time was too long.

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