Administrative Things:
  • Webmaster:
    • Sameer - sbchopra
    • David - dpardo
  • Minute-person
    • Kevin
Status updates
  • Stop at obstacle
    • Stops w/ IR
    • Bumpers = back up
    • Oscillation
  • BOM squad
    • What is visible vs. what is ambient?
    • Do it right Tuesday
    • Note: Max index <--> min analog value
  • multimedia bonanza
    • Java program(midi) -> integers to play on robot
    • Play midi files on robots!
    • Color displays
    • Music videos
    • Behavioral-based sounds
      • Expand library in the future
    • Need more people (and ideas)
    • Need a group on the wiki
  • Maze solving
    • Spiral until wall
    • IR for wall detection
    • Turns randomly
      • Look for a clear area
    • Bump sensors for off-angle approach
  • Motion Controller
    • v,w
    • move.c/.h
      • move(v,w)
      • translate angular to linear
      • w constant — scale of angular velocity
      • example code
  • Cooperative photovore
    • Network is sort of slow
    • Need BOM detection
  • Charging station
    • BOM + Zigbee
    • Special charging station request packet
    • Station + robot start talking on different channel
    • Mechanical people needed
      • Design of the station
    • Guiding robot behavior
  • ColoNet
    • Colony on the internet
    • Human interface
    • Browser
  • SURG Grant
    • October 18
      • Control of Colony Robots
    • Team: Greg (PI), Austin, David, Ethan, Justin, James, Kevin, Felix
    • Sections drafted by next Friday (10/6)
Demos:
  • Austin's awesome midi playing robot
  • Maze escape!
Groups:
  • Self-assemble
  • Charging station: Tuesday 8:30
Attendance
  • 27 people