2015年7月3日金曜日

June Homebrew Robotics Club, Botluck and 13th Annual HBRC Challenge

It's that time again! HomeBrew Robotics Club's Annual HBRC Challenge is back this year.

HomeBrew Robotics Club

Botluck Party

We started with "Botluck" party where everyone brought some food.
Some of the highlights:
Bot Sticker: 100% lead free, no bots were harmed & ROHS compliant ;)

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Robot cake, Wall-E cake, etc...

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We went outside and the robots ran around in the lawn area of Google campus.

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The wind was so strong that taller robots had a hard time :(

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201506 Homebrew Robotics Club

201506 Homebrew Robotics Club

201506 Homebrew Robotics Club

201506 Homebrew Robotics Club

201506 Homebrew Robotics Club

201506 Homebrew Robotics Club

201506 Homebrew Robotics Club

201506 Homebrew Robotics Club

201506 Homebrew Robotics Club

RoboMagellan Trials

There was GPS coordinate specified with an Orange Cone.

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Then we went inside the building for the rest of the event.

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201506 Homebrew Robotics Club

201506 Homebrew Robotics Club

Annual Home Brew Robotics Club Challenge

There are 3 different challenges: tablebot for smaller robots, floorbot for bigger ones and A-Mazing Line Maze Challenge for robots solving the maze. Each challenge has 3 phases. This month is Phase I, August is Phase II and October is Phase III.

Here is the video:



Table bot challenge
Phase I: Build a robot that goes from one end of a table to the other and back.
Phase II: Have the robot push a block off the ledge of the table.
Phase III: Have the robot push the block into a shoebox mounted at the end of the table.

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Live-coding the robot.

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201506 Homebrew Robotics Club

Floor bot challenge

Phase I: Build a robot that goes from one end of the room to the other and back.
Phase II: Have the robot locate an object in the room.
Phase III: Fetch the object.

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You can see where in the "floor" the robot is on the computer.

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201506 Homebrew Robotics Club

201506 Homebrew Robotics Club

A-Mazing Line Maze Challenge

Phase I: The objective of this challenge is for a robot 'rat' to autonomously find its way through the maze by following a black line on a white background and get the cheese.
Phase II: The objective of this challenge is for a robot 'rat' to autonomously find its way through the maze, learning enough about it to avoid wrong turns (dead ends) on subsequent runs and improve its completion time.
Phase III: (tentative ideas) Level I & II plus: Learning enough about the maze over no more than three runs to determine the absolute shortest path through the maze. Be able to identify loops and get out of them, and avoid them on subsequent runs.



This is the maze. One of the robots actually followed the maze for the first try and was able to take the shortest path in the second run.

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201506 Homebrew Robotics Club

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Robot Dance Party



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Hi five with robot!

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Talks and demos



Sonar

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Remote controlling the robot to pick up a cup from another city.

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Reports on NASA - Sample Return Robot Challenge.

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201506 Homebrew Robotics Club

201506 Homebrew Robotics Club

201506 Homebrew Robotics Club

Thanks to the organizers and presenters... it was a lot of fun :)

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2014 August HBRC
2015 February HBRC

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are my own, and do not reflect those of my employer. -Fumi Yamazaki