Last Robotics Project

Due: In class demo during the final exam with papers due the following day.

Overview and Objective:

You're group will choose one of two projects to do for your final project.

The Possible Projects:

Project 1) Project 1 has a maximum possible grade of B+. You will use the multiplo robot to find a light in a maze such as the one below. You are to create a robot that can find a light in an arbitrary maze with obstacles (made of the same maze materials) in it. Your robot will be dropped somewhere in the maze (chosen by the instructor on demo day) and will have to find the light. When the robot finds the light, it should stop no more than 12-13 cm (about 5 inches) from the light and play a tune for about 4 seconds. Once you start the robot in its corner, you cannot touch it again until it either runs out of time or claims to have found the light and stopped. Your robot has five minutes to perform this task. You will be penalized for your robot (or any student) moving any part of the environment. (the walls of the maze cannot be easily moved, but the light is is more movable, and more dangerous for the robot)

a view of the maze - clutter is no longer used.

a view of the maze - clutter is no longer used 

Project 2) Alternately, your group could do project 2 for a maximum grade of an A. For this project your group must program a Nao robot to take a can to the recycle bin and put the can in the recycle bin. The following rules apply:
  1. Your group may decorate the recycle bin any way you like to make it easier to find.
  2. Your robot can begin with the can in its hand for a 4 point penalty or it can pick the can up (starting right in front of the robot) for full credit.

A few useful notes

The Project report

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.