48014Re: [SeattleRobotics] Re: Robomagellan rules question
- Sep 5, 2013Maybe Robomagellan could be viewed as two two contests in one. One,
steering to one or more goals (way-points) and navigating obstacles.
Two, finding (detecting) and navigating to a defined object (cone). If
your GPS is good enough, one might not need the vision, or vice-versa?
What's more important, the vision or way-point navigation?
Accomplishing both can be quite difficult (I'm still working on mine).
Maybe a simpler "entry level" contests could do just the vision? Or
just way-point navigation?
I've pondered the best way to get way-points into my 'bot. Just driving
the 'bot around the course and saving all the moves seems a little too
much. But simply saving the way-points yourself with another GPS should
be fine, it's just duplicating the creation of the way-point list.
I want a hand held GPS that writes to an SD card. Or one might extract
GPS coordinates from a Google-Earth map. How do the judges make up the
On 9/5/2013 8:26 AM, dpa_io wrote:
> Hey Randy, not to be dis'ing jBot, it needs no "pre-walk" to run a Robomagellan course! Just the target waypoints. It figures out everything else by itself.
> However, from where I sit, "cheating" has not been so much a problem with RoboMagellan, as has been "participation." Over emphasis on the former seems to depress the later.
> --- In SeattleRobotics@yahoogroups.com, "Randy M. Dumse" <rmd@...> wrote:
>> I really don't know David. Here are two very similar cases, how can you say
>> no them?
>> 1.) I bring a robot with a handheld GPS. I leave the robot at the start,
>> and walk the handheld CPS only on the course.
>> 2.) I bring two GPS (let them both be handhelds, OR, two identical phones
>> with GPS). I walk one phone/GPS. I leave the other on the robot back at the
>> start. I transfer the information from one to the other. (Could be by
>> exchanging MicroSD, or even by nearfield communications with nothing
>> physical from the walk'd one to the sitting one.
>> If you don't exclude using identical GPS equipment in both cases, what's the
>> difference? And wasn't this the original idea , for example with JBot, where
>> DPA was going to be able to detach his ETrax, and walk with it?
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