Status Updates: 03/19/10

Weeks of 03/12/10 - 03/19/10
  • SURG Grant - DUE ON WEDNESDAY
    • Finalize sections
    • George likes lines vs. grid (filling in high resolution grid has been done)
      • Graph offers compact representation of environment
      • Difficult to model switching lanes
      • Graphs would be good for getting from Point A to Point B
        • Not necessarily mapping, but a priori knowledge
    • Stay tuned for URO email, accept the project
  • SURG - Formation Control - Nico, Steve, Alex, Joel, Echo
    • Modularize formations
      • Get to a circle
      • Equal spacing on circle
      • Move circle
    • Executive decision on middle robot spacing
  • Library/Wireless Clean-up - David, Chris, Evan, Ben W, Abe
    • Testing progress
      • starts and stops - figure out why it stops
      • debugging send and receive
  • Filter Design - Emily, Austin
  • Timer Manager - Austin, Brad
  • Rangefinders Fitting - Brad, Ben P, Megan
    • Find mean of the means to determine if we can improve accuracy
    • currently, +- 2cm on the average and a spread of +- 2cm around the average (-> +-4cm inaccuracy band)
    • constant offset to make the colony consistent
      • line the means up on one consistent distance (not across different distances)
      • linear function might be necessary (also, more data to send and more computations per reading)
      • also, think about maintenance
        • is our data actually representative?
        • drift over time?
        • diagnostic station to help automate data collection
  • Rangefinders - Austin
    • IR 5 on Bot 4
    • IR 4 on Bot 5
  • Demo Folder - Evan
    • can now run 'make demo' from within the trunk if you have subversion installed
    • File structure
      • have all library source files and necessary source files for that demo? <--- this one
        • demos/
          • demo_name/
            • library/
            • behavior/
              • possible subdirectories
      • have library archives and necessary source files?
      • just the compiled hex?
    • Hunter-Prey
    • Smart Run Around
    • Joystick
    • Intro Dances