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RE: [robotics-71] Next Contest Suggestion

From: steve g.
Sent on: Thursday, May 8, 2008 12:15 PM
We need to make sure the bot has to avoid the object.  The challenge
from your suggestion with the staggered obstacles is the bot will need
to avoid the obstacles on the trip out and back, not just in one
direction. 

-----Original Message-----
From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf
Of awolfe
Sent: Thursday, May 08,[masked]:33 AM
To: [address removed]
Subject: Re: [robotics-71] Next Contest Suggestion

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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