Friday, February 16, 2018

Day 35: Autonomous (and robot) testing

Today our main priority was testing autonomous. This meant watching a robot drive around (and occasionally shoot a cube) for several hours.

Intake attached bumpers today! Well, only the side ones, but it’s progress. We can’t attach the back bumper until the new electronics board comes.

We also tested our climber. While our deployment mechanism works fine, the robot tips drastically while climbing. In fact, the robot tipped 90 degrees (so that it was horizontal) in the middle of a climb. We wisely disabled it and didn’t climb again until we fixed the climber.