Status Updates: 02/12/10

Weeks of 02/05/10 - 02/12/10
  • SURG - Formation Control - Nico, Steve, Alex, Joel, Dev, Reva, Echo
    • Compasses on the way
  • Library/Wireless Clean-up - David, Chris, James, Brad, Evan, Ben W, Abe
    • API mode 1 now works
      • Can get and set API mode and MY address.
      • Theoretically other things like the channel and pan should work, but they still need to be tested.
    • Next week start testing actual send and receive between two robots
  • Filter Design - Emily, Austin
    • Butterworth: -1 Policy
      • With a single -1, take old outputs and feed back in as inputs.
      • Keep a counter and detect when your whole history has been replaced by -1 corrections, and then return invalid reading
      • When a good number is received again, reinit the whole filter with that 1 value.
  • Timer Manager - Austin, Brad
    • Keep your functions short (time-wise)
    • Make sure you don't use more than your time budget
  • Rangefinders Fitting - Brad, Ben P
    • Help from Megan on Wednesday
  • Rangefinders - Megan, Austin
    • IR 5 on Bot 4
    • IR 4 on Bot 5
  • Analog - Evan
    • Merged into Trunk
  • Demo Folder
  • SURG - 3/24
    • Ideas
      • Simulator
      • Plants - cooperative agriculture
      • Traffic simulation - robots as the cars
        • vehicular networks are the future