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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  


Autonomous. Â


Autonomous missed.  


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.  

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