13 Oct

I have been going through the RoCo codebase and have become familiar with the architecture. The main problem I faced was with adding new builder files from Jill's RoCo repo to the original RoCo that I had forked. Even after manually calling the builders and the generating the corresponding yaml file...

11 Oct

We studied the cooperative localization algorithm in multirobot systems before. However, when we want to apply the algorithm in the realistic multirobot system, a lot of realistic issues need to be addressed. One of the critical issues is the assumption in communication. Wireless Communication and...

11 Oct

For the next week, I will spend most of my time on preparing the manuscript for RoboSoft conference. The manuscript is about crawling origami robots that use a printable oscillator as a simple embedded controller and actuator. The deadline is Oct. 25th, I will finish the first draft by Oct. 16th and...

11 Oct

We figured out a new way of doing image detection. In this way, we should be able to use the computational power of laptop to detect objects using trained machine learning algorithm. Here is the overall flowchart: We tested the RF communication part in the lab: It works exceedingly bette...

09 Oct

Simulation playground decoration progress: We attached April tag with the square hoop and hang them at the ceiling. Since there is a strong wind coming out of the wind tunnel on the simulation room, we used a plate to block the wind tunnel. (Effect see demo 1:) Demo 1: Strong wind disturbance...

09 Oct

Simulation room decoration: We hang the net at the ceiling We tested the floor lamp in the simulated space We implemented the April Tag recognition there. Video is from yesterday:

07 Oct

Demo: Blimp recognize and move toward an April tag [x] Camera is capable of identifying the April tags below the goal [x] Blimp is capable of moving toward an identified goal [x] Test the range and performance of this capability [ ] Blimp can conduct rotation and vertical motion using the Ap...

05 Oct

For the last few days, we have been working on two problems: the ball possession problem and the ML-based ball detection algorithm. Ball Possession At first, we attempted to detect the possession of the ball in the basket using IR sensors. However, both the sensors we had gave a very small range...

05 Oct

I have been look up for programs in NSF that our lab can possibly submit to. Before starting, NSF listed 10 big ideas that guide the research direction! program link The Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) program https://beta.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/emerging-front...

02 Oct

Blimp can seek, recognize, move toward and capture a green ball using color detection (the new blimp setup:with camera on the nose of the blimp) (demo) Modify and improve our current design (lightweight gondola, control board and camera at the new position) Test the algorithm on the new bl...