Assignments

Assignment 0: Choose a favorite fictional character that matches your interest for this subject and discuss it in class. Among the group somebody has to choose Tik-Tok from Oz, Johny-5, Big Hero-6, Robocop and HAL. Due date Wednesday 8th.

Assignment 1: Choose one of the following mythical creatures, explain it with your own words and relate it to the terms automaton and robot as discussed in class. You can use the suggested articles as an additional reference. We will share the answers in class. Due date Monday Feb 13th.

A- Golem

B.- Talos

C.- Galatea

Additional references:

Deliverable 1: create an autonomous mobile vehicle. Make sure it performs a series of movements that allow it to move in a known environment. Due date Monday Feb 13th.

Assignment 2: Read one of the following articles and write a response in your documentation blog, we will share the answers in class. We will share the answers in class. Due date Wednesday Feb 15th:

The robots are here! The robots are here!

Tik-Tok and the Three Laws of Robotics

Deliverable 2: create a vehicle that uses a basic sensor. LDR is suggested. Make a robot get activated by a light, to follow a light or flee away from it. Due date Monday Feb 20th.

Assignment 3: Use ALL OF the following articles as a reference and make your own conclusions about how the robot concept has been evolving. Due date Wednesday Feb 22th:

ROBOTS

Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control

What do robots dream of?

Deliverable 3: make an N-DOF robot. Document it’s software both with a flow chart and pseudocode the use of filters and PID control. Due date Monday Feb 27th.

Assignment 4a: Final project: Define a scenario where your robot will interact, what will measure from the environment and how will it act. Due date Monday Feb 27th.

Assignment 4b: Read the  following article as a reference and make your own conclusions about how the robot concept has been evolving. Due date Wednesday March 1st

Deliverable 4: Create an unique physical structure that is stable and has it’s center of gravity in a way that can move in a repeatable way. (Optional: Use 3 different sensors on your previously built robot and create software that represents the concept of an “intelligent” robot.) Due date Monday March 6th.

Assignment 5a: Read the  following article as a reference and make your own conclusions about how the robot concept has been evolving. Due date Wednesday March 8th:

MANUFACTURING CHANGE – A ROBOT REVOLUTION

Assignment 5b: Complete your Deliverable 4 (physical structure) with documentation. This should include as a minimum a sketch, the blueprints you used to manufacture it and a set of drawings or pictures to document the work done. Write a short roadmap of progressive changes needed to finalize it . Due date Wednesday March 8th.

Deliverable 5: Create detailed documentation of your final project. All blocks for software, electronics and mechanics have to be tested. Parts required: An introduction story, a diagram of the software, working examples of all sensors and actuators, a sketch of the mechanics and a detailed material list. Hard requirements are to have 3 different sensors on your previously built robot and 3 degrees of freedom, while your software can be a mock up that represents the concept of an “intelligent” robot. Due date Monday March 13th.

Assignment 6: Read one of the following articles and write a response in your documentation blog, we will share the answers in class. Make sure all articles are covered by the class group. We will share the answers in class. Due date Wednesday March 15th:

Assignment 7: Using pre-recorded movements or interacting with the audience, make your puppet perform in sync with the environment. Make sure that it matches the emotions you described in assignment 5. Use this template to create a 5 slides presentation.