5.2.2008

  • Milk and Cookies
  • Announcements
  • Project Updates
    • Autonomous Recharging
      • Inductors are here, batteries explode (just one maybe)
        • Brad converting crappy connectors to molex
        • Now PI control law
      • Demo w/ 3 robots
        • Fake charge, no hands
        • Include video in presentation, make sure it can be explained
      • ColoNet control
        • Integrated
        • Try to get video capture
      • Demo w/ 5 robots
        • Worked for 20 minutes before people got tired
        • Not recorded
    • Charging Station
      • Hardware is done - kudos to Jimmy
      • Wireless needs to be tested, token ring
    • BOM 1.5
    • Encoders
      • Installed on 5 robots and wired, lots of rewiring
      • Encoder code modified - Accumulator works
      • Calibration function to determine minimum motor speed
    • ColoNet + GUI
    • Object Tracking
      • Swarming w/ objection recognition works
      • Need demo
    • Object Manipulation
      • Robot can run straight
      • Now we need two robots, and a demo
    • SLAM
  • Discussion Items
  • MoM
    • Print poster - talk to George
    • Brad & Evan presenting poster - 10:30 for Lockheed, 11:45 for Sigma Xi
      • Other people need to be around to help from 12-2:30 and 3-5pm
    • Chris and Austin presenting powerpoint
      • 2pm
  • Anything else?
    • Colony dinner after MoM
    • Ultimate sometime