12 Jul

I was able to figure out how to make the Roomba travel along the circumference of a circle or arbitrary size. It turns out that my issues with accuracy and consistency of control inputs were due to scaling of the linear and angular velocity commands. During a test trial, Xin and I found that even t...

10 Jul

Xin and I have figured out how to control and program the Roombas, so that is good. What is not good is that our programs seem to be inaccurate. The inputs that the Roomba reads are linear and angular velocity, in M/s and Rad/s. We wrote a program to simply create a spiral, which is a popular and si...

09 Jul

I am entering week 4 of my research project at LEMUR and have learned quite a bit. I am making headway on one of my large summer goals as an undergraduate and first-time researcher: Gain an understanding of what 'doing research' actually entails. It is quite a bit different than the normal school ex...

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