Status Updates: 02/19/10

Weeks of 02/12/10 - 02/19/10
  • SURG - Formation Control - Nico, Steve, Alex, Joel, Dev, Reva, Echo
    • Compasses on the way
    • Circles
      • Took out spacing code for now
      • Working on consistent radii now
        • Use middle robot to coordinate (single sensor)
        • Perimeter robots move in or out to compensate
  • Library/Wireless Clean-up - David, Chris, James, Brad, Evan, Ben W, Abe
    • API mode 1 now works
      • Can get and set API mode, MY address, Channel, PAN.
    • 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      • Keep a counter and detect when your whole history has been replaced by -1 corrections, and then return invalid reading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
    • Tricky preemption stuff, need to discuss approach
  • Rangefinders Fitting - Brad, Ben P, Megan
    • Ran tests with single robot, all rangefinders
      • Different conditions (eg motors running at different speeds, etc...)
      • Too much noise, probably no lookup table (filter will help?)
      • Need to compare to Megan's data from previous tests
  • Rangefinders - Megan, Austin
    • IR 5 on Bot 4
    • IR 4 on Bot 5
  • Analog - Evan
    • Merged into Trunk on Wed night
  • Demo Folder
    • save everything (including libs) when we have a working demo
      • Hunter-Prey
      • Smart Run Around
      • Joystick
    • allows for other people to do demos
    • get the starter labs from new people (dances)
  • SURG - 3/24
    • Ideas
      • Simulator
      • Plants - cooperative agriculture
      • Traffic simulation - robots as the cars
        • vehicular networks are the future