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Well, since a few people have asked I figure this would be a good enough first post. Here's a couple of videos (and the only surviving media) of the robot I built for my thesis. The first video was just a little test of the obstacle avoidance (how did I end up with so many xerox boxes?).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFUHIl45nWo


Second video was an earlier incarnation where I was hoping to use Python to provide the braining but decided for a simpler option.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GREJEayi1Is

(read on if you I haven't yet bored you)

The whole point was to build an autonomous 'bot that could be given an end point and would find the shortest path to the point while avoiding and correcting for any obstacles it encountered. Nothing too fancy or difficult, but I ended up learning a lot.

Apologies on the lack of verbosity...I'm going to try for something more....interesting. Thanks for reading this far!

- PMR

Date: 2011-01-13 05:17 am (UTC)
white_rabbit: (Orange)
From: [personal profile] white_rabbit
:O

I didn't know you occasionally use this. Harro!

Date: 2011-01-13 11:36 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] clopen
Huh, that's nifty! Little robot's got personality (excuse my random anthropomorphizing of objects :D)

Also, randomly, how may I address you? I'm Cat, btw. And any pronoun is fine with me.

Date: 2011-01-13 12:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] 83_tauri
I keep meaning to learn Python (I currently mainly use IDL, but hardly anyone outside of astronomy also does). I was going to make a start on it over Christmas, but laziness intervened.

Date: 2011-01-13 03:46 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] matopia
Robots ARE interesting. Not everyone can put one together and actually have it function. :)

Date: 2011-01-24 04:15 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] xmetanoiax
Your first link is no longer working. :O

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