Due: In class demo Dec 2nd with papers due the following class.
You're group will clean the place up.
Don't forget to charge your robot. If you ever start to see weird behavior running the same program that used to work, try recharging the robot.
All of the issues that you learned about in your last lab still apply including
sometimes the same stimulus will produce different output from two different sensors.
The project report is a report of what you tried to do, what you did, what you learned and what you accomplished. To make my correcting easier, let me give you guidelines on what I'd like to see in it. Make sure you use section headings to make each section easy to find.
this is where you explain the problem you were trying to solve and why it is relevant
Here tell me what sort of robot you designed (in hardware). Tell me what worked and what did not work. Discuss what you learned based on what worked and what did not.
Here discuss what sort of control program you built. Again tell me what worked and what did not. Discuss what you learned about robot control software from your experience. Discuss your approach and its relevance to both the current task at hand and the general problem of robots acting in the world.
Include a diagram of your behaviors and their interactions.
Evaluate your robot
Evaluate your robots suitability for the task and the environment include your robot's actual performance in the demo. How well would your robot perform in other environments?
Summarize what you learned. Consider the following target audience: next year's robotics students. In this section, summarize from the preceding sections all of the worthwhile dos and don'ts that you discovered in doing this lab. It is not really relevant that your robot did really great unless you tell the reader why. Think about what you would have liked to know when you first saw this lab, and if you have any insights after doing the lab, share them here.