31 Jan

Weekly update Jan.31, 2017--Wenzhong

For last week, I made a lot of modification to our mechanical logic design and ran tests. Some issues were solved, such as short-circuit and contact problem. Now, the mechanical logic can snap at the first time, but always stop at the middle point in the way it should snap back. The bistable beam wa...

31 Jan

Lidar Localization Weekly Update 01/31

After struggling with the mathematical formulation of the problem for what has been a long time now, it is finally in a state where it can be converted into code. The importance of not overlooking the accuracy of the math cannot be understated since this uniquely defines the code. Whilst performing...

31 Jan

Seg Bot in Gazebo

A Seg Bot in Gazebo

This week, I worked on creating a Seg Bot model in Gazebo, the robot simulation engine that we are planning on using for our project. The Seg Bot model was created in the SDF format, an XML file format used by Gazebo to specify physical structures such as robots. The SDF format...

31 Jan

RoCo Builderfile

A Builderfile is a sequence of instructions in RoCo that when executed gives a desired output. However, the use of builderfiles can be expanded to support operations, such as copying subcomponents and redoing certain operations in the UI.

Data Structure:
Since RoCo components are hierarchical b...