19 Jul

Earlier this week, I successfully implemented basic transformations of simple Unity Game Objects such as a cube through ARCore and Gesture Detection. However, as one of our primary goals is to extract the data and update the parameters back to the compiler that Wenzhong has developed, I began to do...

17 Jul

The Matlab model can now build successfully, and with zero thrust, the flyer will free fall. The scopes are added to print out the position in the initial frame, thrust, and rotation of the body frame relative to the global frame. The unit delay modules are added so a the flyer module could pass its...

13 Jul

Earlier this week, I was fortunate enough to discuss and share my learning across several meetings with teammates in my lab, my supervisors, and also fellow researchers who were also immersed in their individual studies. Initially, my main goal and motivation for pursuing this research project in fu...

13 Jul

This week, we started writing instructions for the two wheeled robot. While the level of difficulty to build this robot is not substantial, we found it may be a bit much for middle school students to build as their first paper folded robot. Because of this, we decided to start off with something muc...

13 Jul

Creation of robots is quite a time-intensive and challenging task. Using LEMUR's RoCo has now made the process much faster, simpler and cheaper. The goal of this project is to make use of this easy process to introduce robotics and teach basic Math and Science lessons to young middle school studen...

12 Jul

This week I worked on analyzing the strain of supercoiled polymer(SCP) actuator of a new nylon string. By using various weights and current during annealing process, I found that the strain during annealing process is about 10-15%. However, after annealing, the strain significantly reduces. In the n...

12 Jul

Below are the graphs describing the relationships between time and the displacement of the midpoint of the bistable beam, assuming a quasi-static state of the beam. More explanations are needed, and we need to vary some of the parameters to see how they affect the shape of the graph.

12 Jul

Last few days, we tried to use a 'new' thread to fabricate our SCP actuator. The most difficult part is that the mechanical propoties are so different from the previous thread though they have the same product number and came from the same retail. We ran a lot of tests to reset the coiling and annea...

12 Jul

Here is the video demo showing using data collected by ros packages(aruco-detect aruco-record) transfer to CoLo to perform localization using measurement data only(algo: EKF) Note: the groudtuth file and odometry file are unreliablearuco_colo_demo.mp4aruco_colo_phy_demo(1).mp4

06 Jul

While technology has for the most part completely integrated itself into our daily lives, robots have not for many reasons. Robots are complicated, expensive, and require great expertise to design, but if all of those could be eliminated, there could be an increase in robots seen in everyday life. B...