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Jack Williams
19
Feb

Unwrapping Sensor Wrappers – Part 2: Graphs

The SIGHTS software suite is designed to be very extensible when it comes to adding new sensors to your robot. We achieve this by using special Python classes called sensor wrappers to collect sensor data, and JavaScript classes called Graphs to display it. SIGHTS is shipped with many useful sensor wrappers for a lot of...
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17
Feb

Unwrapping Sensor Wrappers – Part 1: Sensors

The SIGHTS software suite is designed to be very extensible when it comes to adding new sensors to your robot. We achieve this by using special Python classes called sensor wrappers to collect sensor data, and JavaScript classes called Graphs to display it. SIGHTS is shipped with many useful sensor wrappers for a lot of...
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14
Feb

Make It Yours: Configuring SIGHTS Part 2 (Advanced Configuration)

In “Make It Yours: Configuring SIGHTS Part 1” I showed you how to configure a basic SIGHTS-based robot. In this, the second part, I’ll go over the more complex configuration of Interface and Sensors. The Simple Bits Ok, I lied. There are a couple more basic bits, but I left them out of the previous...
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12
Feb

Make It Yours: Configuring SIGHTS Part 1 (Basic Configuration)

The recently released SIGHTS (SART Integrated GUI and Host Teleoperation Service) software suite is designed to work with virtually any RMRC robot setup. However, with all that potential for customisation comes a lot of configuration. It can be daunting. Fortunately, my goal in this series of blogs is to de-mystify the extensive configuration file and...
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10
Jul

RoboCup Rescue – Rapidly Manufactured Robot Challenge – Symposium

RMRC participants and organisers were invited to speak at the International Convention Centre Sydney for the 23rd annual RoboCup International Symposium. Dr Raymond Sheh (Founder, Committee), Archer Losely (Committee), Connor Kneebone (Participant), Graham Stock (Committee, Mentor), Joseph Lieber (Participant), Sam Hoffmann (Participant) and Patrick Louden (Mentor) talk to educators about the merits of the RMRC...
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02
Jan

Partner Helps S.A.R.T. Shake off the Shackles of Slow Sites

When we graduated St Francis Xavier College in 2017, we didn’t think we’d be back here writing a blog so soon. The great wheel that is the S.A.R.T. keeps turning, churning out iteratively better robots every few months. But one element of the project has been stuck in the past since we first built it...
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01
Sep

S.A.R.T. Team Description Materials

Authors: Matthew Williams, Jack Williams, Aaron Maggs, Ryan Ewyk, Riley Cockerill Published: 1st of September, 2017 Abstract The Semi-Autonomous Rescue Team is a small group of Robotics and Information Technology enthusiasts formed in late 2015 with the intent of creating a Robot capable of competing in the 2016 Rapidly Manufactured Rescue League (RMRL) at RoboCup in Leipzig, Germany. The project started with the basic...
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31
Aug

RoboCup: A Retrospective (Day Six – Symposium)

Day 6 was another – unintended – early morning, giving us time to make our way to the Aichi University Nagoya Campus for the 21st annual RoboCup International Symposium. We used the opportunity to finish our presentation and speech, just in time for our slot. You can view our presentation below. Despite having no rehearsal,...
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30
Aug

RoboCup: A Retrospective (Day Five – Finals)

Finals: Finally. Not final practice finals. Final finals – the finale. Finally. We rose at 7 AM for breakfast on the final day, after only 4 hours of sleep. Over cups of tea and coffee, we glared at Aaron and Riley, who seemed loud and cheerful as usual thanks to their slightly earlier night (and...
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29
Aug

RoboCup: A Retrospective (Day Four – Final Practice)

The 29th of July was an opportunity for the S.A.R.T and the four other qualifying teams – Blue Storm, Tupac, Kings Legacy and Magistry – to run practice trials through the final maze configuration before finals. Above: The RMRL team assemble the final maze. Taken on the 29/07/2017 at 12:53 PM. While construction was underway, we...
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