Journalism Photo Essay: Robotics By: Anthony Lucid
Overview At the 2013 robotics completion, there were 3 ways to get points: score during autonomous score during tele-‐op, and climb the pyramid.
An example of our climber at work. Our climber worked using a winch, two hooks, and retracting the springs. It worked very well.
An example of autonomous. Autonomous points could only be scored in the first 15 seconds when ƚŚĞƌĞĂƌĞŶŽŚƵŵĂŶĚƌŝǀĞƌƐ͘/ƐŶ͛ƚĐŽĚŝŶŐŐƌĞĂƚ͍
Loading up the Robot. There were 3 feeder stations where human players could load up the robot.
This is a goal made during tele-‐op. During this time for 120 seconds, human players are allowed to drive the robots and make points manually and automatically.
Oh yeah, some missed. ^ŽŵĞƚŝŵĞƐƚŚĞƐŚŽƚƐďŽƵŶĐĞĚŽĨĨƚŚĞƐŝĚĞŽĨƚŚĞŐŽĂůƐ͙
So Close! ͙ŽƌƚŚĞǇǁŽƵůĚĨĂůůŽƵƚŽĨƚŚĞŐŽĂů͘
Autonomous could also miss. dŚŝƐĐůĞĂƌůǇƐŚŽǁƐƚŚĞƉƌŽďůĞŵƐǁŝƚŚƉůĂĐŝŶŐĂůůǇŽƵƌŚŽƉĞƐŝŶĐŽĚŝŶŐ͙͘
Loading Up with the Stuff
Missing using Tele-‐op
Keep missing. Even though we missed plenty of shots, we still kept trying and boosted our points earned.
Heads Up! In a few shots, our Frisbees went to high, and went into the second level of the stands.
Autonomous Helped. ƵƚŽŶŽŵŽƵƐŚĞůƉĞĚƵƐŵĂŬĞƉŽŝŶƚƐ͙͘
Autonomous still buggy Even if not all the time.
Misses kept coming up. ŶĚĞǀĞŶƚŚŽƵŐŚǁĞŵŝƐƐĞĚƐĞǀĞƌĂůƐŚŽƚƐ͙
Loading Again. tĞŬĞƉƚůŽĂĚŝŶŐƵƉƚŚĞŚŽƉƉĞƌ͙͘
Thar We Go! And still scored plenty of times
Blocked! And although we kept getting blocked,
Going Up! We still managed to climb to score non-‐blockable points.
Although we got 55th͙ We had fun, and learned about building the robot for next ǇĞĂƌ͛Ɛ challenge.