Courseware - Robotics

  • Overview
  • State-of-the-art robot systems
  • Planning vs. reactive control
  • Uncertainty in control
  • Sensing
  • World models
  • Configuration space

CSE Senior Capstone Projects (ASU)

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Problem set, Homework, Lab

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Date Added:

01/24/2011

Date Modified:

01/24/2011

Author

Yinong Chen, Arizona State University
Description:

The team will work together to build a robot for security patrolling using an Intel-based computer, control logic, sensors (webcam, sound sensor, movement sensor) and actuators (motors and servos). The main task of the project is to write programs to control the robot based on the sensor inputs and based on the instructions from a remote control center. The approach is to focus on the application logic based on the existing services/components that handle various devices. A set of services/components written in Java will be given as the starting point. The project also involves certain amount of mechanic work to make a moving robot. The hardware used in the project will be sponsored by Intel. The basic robot created will participate in the Intel Robotics Challenge, as an independent team, planned to take place on April 4,2008. The second semester, a full functional robot will be developed to take the full challenge of the competition.

Recommended Audience:

Advanced programmers, Undergraduate students

Language:

English

Keywords:

robot, security, patrolling, autonomous

Robotics Starter Kit Using Intel® Architecture (ASU, Intel)

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Date Added:

01/13/2011

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01/13/2011

Author

Yinong Chen, Arizona State University
Marcos Garcia-Acosta, Intel
John Oliver, Intel
Description:

Global demographic trends are driving the need for more automation and further productivity improvements, as the world’s population ages, becoming more infirmed. Following Moore’s Law, the level of computing performance available to the everyday user has increased at an exponential rate. In addition, other components critical to making robotics a reality have become capable of increased performance, while coming down in price, power consumption and size. This technological “virtuous cycle” has created the conditions for the birth of a new industry of professional and personal robots. Because we are in the anteroom of these amazing possibilities, barriers to their adoption exist. Most existing robots of the type that we see doing everything from household cleaning to patrolling in the battlefields have many custom components. Although robotics has also received a great deal of attention in the academic environment and research labs, regular students — from college level to high school — and budding entrepreneurs are limited in the type of robotics development they can achieve. This is due mainly to the difficulty of integrating all the mechanical and electrical components.

Recommended Audience:

Beginning programmers, Graduate students, Secondary School students

Language:

English

Keywords:

Robot, Embedded, SOA, Robotics, Intel® Atom™ processor
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