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Max The Magnificent
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Re: Ooooh...shiny!!
Max The Magnificent   10/21/2013 10:44:27 AM
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@David: Of course you could use that 4th motor to rotate the camera......then you can see where you're coming from as well.....

The great thing about the Adafruit motor controller boards is that they are stackable -- and they are controlled via I2C so the whole stack consumes only twoi pins (you just have to chang ethe I2C address of each board.

I have thought about having a "turret" holding th evision sendor on the top of the base, where the turret can rotate independently ... but lets not get too far ahead of ourselves here -- I haven't even got the base working yet :-)

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Re: Ooooh...shiny!!
David Ashton   10/18/2013 6:10:12 PM
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@Max...you're making my head spin (along with your robot)... :-)   But thanks for all that - I can see where you're going with this....and I wondered about making one direction "front" if you are using a camera.  Of course you could use that 4th motor to rotate the camera......then you can see where you're coming from as well.....

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Re: Genetic Algorithm
Max The Magnificent   10/18/2013 5:33:01 PM
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@alex_m1: ...you best bet is leaving the programming to an expert in laziness...

Are you volunteering? LOL

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Re: Genetic Algorithm
alex_m1   10/18/2013 5:24:32 PM
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>> using Genetic Algorithms to learn the best way to do things...

Since they are goal driven , you best bet is leaving the programming to an expert in laziness. Or is it ?

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Re: Genetic Algorithm
Max The Magnificent   10/18/2013 4:48:48 PM
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@Duane: Someone at Skynet would like to have a word with you.

He's already been round -- a rather tall, imposting man in a black leather jacket with a strangely glowing red eye -- he said that I was doing a great job and that I should go ahead.

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Re: Genetic Algorithm
Duane Benson   10/18/2013 4:45:30 PM
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Max - re: "That's one thing I'm thinking about -- using Genetic Algorithms to learn the best way to do things..."

Someone at Skynet would like to have a word with you.

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Re: Now Before You Ask..
Max The Magnificent   10/18/2013 11:57:03 AM
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@DrFPGA: @Max- I'm not volunteering to code the learning algorithm for you...

Wus :-)

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Re: Genetic Algorithm
Max The Magnificent   10/18/2013 11:56:27 AM
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@DrFPGA: How about using an algorithm that 'learns' how to move in a particular direction? The robot starts out with only some simple functions for wheel control and builds up functions for specific directions and speeds after 'trying' out some combinations. 'Winning' combinations become the next 'best' function for moving that way. Let the robot do the work of coding by programming itself...

That's one thing I'm thinking about -- using Genetic Algorithms to learn the best way to do things...

 

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DrFPGA   10/18/2013 10:38:16 AM
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@Max- I'm not volunteering to code the learning algorithm for you...

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Genetic Algorithm
DrFPGA   10/18/2013 10:37:08 AM
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Max-

How about using an algorithm that 'learns' how to move in a particular direction? The robot starts out with only some simple functions for wheel control and builds up functions for specific directions and speeds after 'trying' out some combinations. 'Winning' combinations become the next 'best' function for moving that way. Let the robot do the work of coding by programming itself...

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