pic: Uberbots Autonomous 2007

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Our autonomous mode seems to work very well this year, and this is a video of one of the successful test runs. Note that there were also many failures. The funniest was probably when i kicked the robot because it wasn’t working, and then all of a sudden it executed perfectly. Kinda says something, doesn’t it?

Here is the video: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1634019469609519155

very nice… and quick if you could extend the arm while moving the robot you could easily cap in 7 sec… lots of time to go around for a tube pickup at the other end or something of the matter… what all do you use? is it just camera or does it have encoders/gyro to make it quicker?

its a dual pid loop on the camera correcting for both angle and distance, as read by the camera. There is some gyro code underneath it, but it is for another purpose.

We cant really move the arm like that while the robot is moving- the arm blocks the camera. so we move it at the beginning, and then move it into its final position when it drives up.

video link, http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1634019469609519155 for those who are looking at this thread in the forum view