Re: [robotics-71] Next Contest Suggestion

From: awolfe
Sent on: Thursday, May 8, 2008 11:33 AM
I'm thinking the bot gets placed first, then the obstacle gets placed
randomly (write a quick program to pick a location).

Or - should we pick a bigger obstacle, like a 3 pound coffee can
painted white, to increase the chances that there needs to be
avoidance behavior?

Or - would it be going to far to do:

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So that there's no straight shot through, and the bot is forced to
detect and avoid an obstacle?









On 5/2/08, Patrick <[address removed]> wrote:
> Sounds great!!! How do you suppose we start? By that I mean would the object be placed on the field prior to staging your bot? After you stage your bot but not after it takes off? Or Stage your bot in the direction of the randomly placed object to purposely try to avoid it?
>
> Patrick
>
> PS: Could we post this thread on the message board for visitors to get the latest info on the group?
>
>
> --- On Fri, 5/2/08, awolfe <[address removed]> wrote:
>
> > From: awolfe <[address removed]>
> > Subject: [robotics-71] Next Contest Suggestion
> > To: [address removed]
> > Date: Friday, May 2, 2008, 11:30 AM
> > For the next contest I propose:
> >
> > (using football field metaphor)
> > Reuse the 4x8 playing field, with the addition of white
> > lines down the
> > sidelines.
> > Make an obstacle consisting of a regular 12oz beverage can,
> > empty,
> > painted white.
> >
> > Area A is the beginning endzone, Area B is the opposite
> > endzone.
> >
> > Define a new unmarked Area C, spanning the width of the
> > field and the
> > center 4 feet lengthwise (25 to 75 yard lines).
> >
> > For the first round, one obstacle is placed in a random
> > position in Area C.
> >
> > The competitor must leave area A, head to area B, turn
> > around and
> > return to area A without leaving the field of play and
> > without
> > touching the obstacle.
> >
> > Each competitor gets 3 attempts, with the best time being
> > the time of record.
> >
> >
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