MeetingMinutes20110225

Happy birthday Dev!

Current SURG

  • Diagnostic station
    • New members
    • Where are we on our old timeline?
      • Try to get lead screw done, order the motor this week.
    • Need to buy a motor
    • Using the atom - hook up our arduino
    • Start getting software written (John and Evan)
  • Scout
    • Call Dan Shope now AND after meeting
      • DAN SHOPPPPEEEE!!!!
    • Ping kwoo about hardware
    • Priya will bug people
    • Scout meeting
    • New Scout leadership?
    • Autonomous charging
    • Weekly meetings Wednesdays 2200-2230
      • Abe, Ben, Jeff, Alex, Other Alex, Prashant, Priya, Dev
  • Line-following
    • Can we get the MUX to sit flat?
      • 90-degree connector
      • Shorter Wires
      • lower angle attaching to MUX
      • solder wires directly to MUX
    • Finish mounting sensors
      • We have a bunch of wires made, have all the parts, and holes drilled in many robots. (Thanks Alex L.)
      • 4 definitely work
      • Ben needs to make more mounts
      • Drill more holes and mount parts.
      • Hopefully all will be done by the end of the weekend
    • Time to start higher-level behaviors
      • We will have new sensors on multiple robots soon, and they are getting good readings.
      • Volunteers to work on behaviors?
  • Behaviors
    • Mapping
      • Compilation issues
  • New wireless
    • Ben is testing a new library with easier send/receive functions.
Our library doesn't compile from scratch?
  • Fixed
  • Alex Z broke it
  • Dan Fixed it
  • Joseph wrote a perl script to copy the line(following/drive) files into traffic navigation
  • Excessive main functions ifdef'ed out. Should work fine now.

Behaviors for Traffic Navigation

  • Mapping
    • Prashant, Dev, James
  • Not crashing at intersections
    • Alex L, Ben (rewrite queue), Priya, Willis
  • Barcodes: Automate the entire process
    • Alex Z, Grant, (Dan)
Calibration Station Software
  • New Apache

Next SURG

  • March 23
    • Keep thinking of new ideas
      • Mapping cities with closed-loop algorithms
      • Colony Data structures
        • Visual data structures
      • Probabilistic modeling with mapping
      • Scout
      • AI/Machine Learning
      • Cooperative Cleaning (WALL-E)
      • Emergent Behaviors
      • Robots that can handle terrain
LAN Party Today
  • 8PM
  • They'll provide games if you need them
  • THERE WILL BE MINECRAFT