The primary goals of this week are to create fully functioning SCP actuators and develop the design for the integration of the SCP actuators within the printable robotic gripper. Thus far, Wenzhong, Devon, Anthony, and I have developed a setup for twist insertion which consists of a servo motor, the...

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Last week I researched how to get state estimates from Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). There are 12 states needs to be measured for a flying device: position, velocity, attitude and angular velocity in three-dimensional space. An IMU usually contains accelerometers and gyroscopes, sometimes also ma...

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This blog post is a tutorial made for future lab members who will be working on Robot Compiler.

There is a list of tasks one need to complete before one will be able to run Robot Compiler on a computer.

  • Setting up Git
  • Setting up GitLab (Sign up for a GitLab account)
  • Getting a copy of RoCo...

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I went throught the main reference [1] in my following project, as well as studied the corresponding area, which is called optimal scheduling in sensor networks.

In [1], the main work can be decomposed into 4 steps:

  1. Discrete time Riccati equation: With observation and propagation, the localiz...

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I have finished making the LED blink manually by opening other tabs/windows in my internet browser.

With Wenzhong I tried making SCP actuators. The first two times the thread snapped due to too much weight, but the third time at 50g of dead weight the thread remained intact. We still have not bee...

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