Status Updates: 02/26/10

Weeks of 02/19/10 - 02/26/10
  • SURG - Formation Control - Nico, Steve, Alex, Joel, Dev, Reva, Echo
    • Circles
      • Consistent radii now
        • Use middle robot to coordinate (single sensor)
        • Perimeter robots move in or out to compensate
      • Put spacing code back in
        • need to coordinate wireless communication
      • TODO: test with more robots
      • Need to move on (are we accurate enough)?
      • Brad's Controls project will help this
  • Library/Wireless Clean-up - David, Chris, James, Brad, Evan, Ben W, Abe
    • starting send and receive testing
    • moved all of the debug print strings to flash to reduce .data size by 1K
      • the unit tests fit on the robot now
  • Filter Design - Emily, Austin
    • Butterworth: -1 Policy: Restart filter after three -1s rather than one -1
      • Code is implemented and debugged in MATLAB
      • Next week: port to C, integrate with timer (rtc)
  • Timer Manager - Austin, Brad
    • Tricky preemption stuff, need to discuss approach
  • Rangefinders Fitting - Brad, Ben P, Megan
    • Talk to Dan about his changes to the lookup table
  • Rangefinders - Austin
    • IR 5 on Bot 4
    • IR 4 on Bot 5
  • Demo Folder - Evan
    • Hunter-Prey
    • Smart Run Around
    • Joystick
    • Intro Dances
  • SURG - 3/24
    • Ideas
      • Simulator
      • Plants - cooperative agriculture
      • Traffic simulation - robots as the cars
        • vehicular networks are the future