we actually just got an autonmous finished last night, we shoot the 2 shots and make them 9 out of 10 and we backup tip down the ramp and shoot at least two balls from the bridge and we have made about half from the bridge. all autonomous with no kinect
We are working on the programming for a “better” autonomous now, but my team found that using the Kinect was a programming hurdle they weren’t really willing to undertake. As much as I have seen in matches in my area, only 1(ish) team has been able to make it work, and it wasn’t always effective. However, Bill dropped by the pit of another team and told them to get used to the kinect because it will be a bigger part of the game next year… :eek:
4159 played around on the practice field at sacramento and we just tested different speeds and we have a very solid autonomous. Originally, we were supposed to just barely be touching the front/flat lined part of the key, but due to other robots needing that space we just moved it over to the side and got really good at aiming it at the hoop. I would say we may it about 7/10 times. The front one is a bit more accurate, but the side one is more practical.
FIRST Team 1296 uses a script-driven autonomous mode. We can FTP scripts written in a simple language w/o changing the firmware. So far we use it to take 2 shots, back up and tip the center bridge. We are hoping to get to the point where we can shoot those balls from the center bridge. When we move, it is by dead reckoning using the encoders on the wheels to measure distance.