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S.A.R.T Original

All these posts have been written by the original S.A.R.T Team.

Riley Cockerill, Ryan Ewyk, Aaron Maggs, Jack Williams and Matthew Williams

09
Apr

The S.A.R.T. at Robocup 2017

While there are other blog posts that go into detail about each day at Robocup 2017 (see here), this blog is a more in-depth look back at our experiences during and after the competition.   The S.A.R.T. at Robocup 2017, Nagoya I’ve compiled a video of some footage of our robot during the competition, navigating...
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01
Sep

Day 147 – S.A.R.T. Team Description Materials

Authors: Matthew Williams, Jack Williams, Aaron Maggs, Ryan Ewyk, Riley Cockerill Published: 1st of September, 2017 Open in New Tab This browser does not support inline PDFs. Please download the PDF to view it: Download PDF
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31
Aug

Day 146 – 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, as well as read...
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30
Aug

Day 145 – 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

Day 144 – 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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28
Aug

Day 143 – RoboCup: A Retrospective (Day Three – Preliminaries and Parties)

It was another early morning for the S.A.R.T on Friday the 28th of July. The preliminary or qualifying runs were due to start at 1 PM, however, we wanted to arrive at the venue early to continue practice and work on the sensor software. It seems we didn’t take any photos at all until after...
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27
Aug

Day 142 – RoboCup: A Retrospective (Day Two – Practice)

The 27th of July was the first day of RoboCup 2017. In our division, the Rapidly Manufactured Robot League, the first day was designated a practice day – a time where teams could test various versions of their robots on the final mazes and decide which configuration to use in the preliminary runs on the...
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26
Aug

Day 141 – RoboCup: A Retrospective (Day One – Setup)

It’s been exactly one month since RoboCup 2017 began, so now is as good a time as any to share the experiences we had. We arrived at the Takeda Teva Ocean Arena early on Wednesday the 26th at 8 AM. With RoboCup yet to officially start, the venue was only open for teams to set...
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25
Jul

Day 140 – Let’s break it down! “controlscript.php” Part 4

You’ve read all about Ryan’s “movement.py” script, so now it’s time to learn about “controlscript.php” – the script that collects client keystrokes and sends the movements to the WebSocket server. The script can be accessed at our GitHub repository here. So, let’s break it down! Firstly, “controlscript.php” is a misnomer. It should really say “controlscript.js”,...
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17
Jul

Day 139 – Sensor Party: The Hardware

We’ve recently been talking about the sensors we want to implement on the robot. We were interested in some sort of mapping or distance detection, so we first considered sonar sensors. However, as these are far too bulky for our small design, we settled on SHARP Infared sensors. Also added was an accelerometer and compass....
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