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Our robot is ready for anything
IMG_3882.JPGToday I finished programming the last two missions that we had left, the pizza molecules and the elevator.  Because we had a lot of turning in these missions, and because we couldn't do our method of forward and backward turns to inch our way around, I had to find a new way.  

IMG_4004.JPGAfter Amy and I tested our theory of driving backwards, we determined that our robot could only turn even remotely well when driving forward.  After several other experimentations we discovered a solution to our problem.  A few days ago we had found that our robot could turn reliably for a certain number of rotations.  After that, our robot was unpredictable.

We were able to trick the robot by programming short pauses in between turns.  Finally our robot started turning precisely.

Our team has now completed seven out of the nine missions available.  We are now entering the rehearsing stage.  With three days left our team is ready for anything!

Posted by Wendy at 07:54:00 PM on 11/08/2006

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

Our robot is ready for anything

IMG_3882.JPGToday I finished programming the last two missions that we had left, the pizza molecules and the elevator.  Because we had a lot of turning in these missions, and because we couldn't do our method of forward and backward turns to inch our way around, I had to find a new way.  

IMG_4004.JPGAfter Amy and I tested our theory of driving backwards, we determined that our robot could only turn even remotely well when driving forward.  After several other experimentations we discovered a solution to our problem.  A few days ago we had found that our robot could turn reliably for a certain number of rotations.  After that, our robot was unpredictable.

We were able to trick the robot by programming short pauses in between turns.  Finally our robot started turning precisely.

Our team has now completed seven out of the nine missions available.  We are now entering the rehearsing stage.  With three days left our team is ready for anything!

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