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Louis L

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autonomous modes
« on: January 11, 2018, 04:25:07 PM »
This thread addresses the possible autonomous modes for our robot.

For PowerUp, it's not just enough to accomplish a task during the autonomous period; it needs to do it as quickly as possible to maximize the number of points obtained. Discuss the issue and I'll update the OP with the summary / agreed-upon auto modes we can do.

Summary of Autonomous modes

"local" means the one on our side of the field.
"remote" means we have to across the field to get to the other side.
  • Do nothing. Obviously this is not good but we have it in case we have issues.
  • Start in middle (roughly) go left/right to Switch based on FMS color info.
  • Start on one side - deliver Cube to Switch (local or remote based on FMS color info).
  • Start on one side - deliver Cube to Scale (local or remote based on FMS color info).
  • Start on one side - deliver Cube in predefined order based on FMS color info - order is local Scale, local Switch, simple Auto-run on the local side.
  • Auto-run (straight ahead) (no Cube delivered)
Choices 3, 4, and 5 can start on either the left of right side so they form 6 choices. There are therefore 9 choices total.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2018, 08:59:08 PM by Louis L »

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Re: autonomous modes
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2018, 03:14:54 PM »
How about a dual Cube autonomous?
After we drop off our Cube, we go get another. Better yet is to then deposit that 2nd Cube somewhere as well.

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Re: autonomous modes
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2018, 04:15:29 PM »
We had a meeting in the workroom to day to discuss autonomous modes. The OP has been updated with the new options.

Opinions? Are we missing anything? Is this too many? not enough?


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Re: autonomous modes
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2018, 10:14:26 PM »
Here are the current autonomous modes:

From the driver's point of view:
  • AutoRun - cross the baseline. This is the default command. This goes straight, no additional steering.
  • Robot on left, do switch - Only do switch if it's on your side. Otherwise, do AutoRun.
  • Robot on left, do scale - Only do scale if it's on your side. Otherwise, do AutoRun
  • Robot on left, do switch or scale - Only do if it's on your side. Switch has higher priority than Scale
  • Robot on left, do switch or scale - Only do if it's on your side. Scale has higher priority than Switch
  • Robot on right, do switch - Only do switch if it's on your side. Otherwise, do AutoRun.
  • Robot on right, do scale - Only do scale if it's on your side. Otherwise, do AutoRun
  • Robot on right, do switch or scale - Only do if it's on your side. Switch has higher priority than Scale
  • Robot on right, do switch or scale - Only do if it's on your side. Scale has higher priority than Switch
  • Robot right of center, on right edge of the middle alliance station (adjacent to right alliance station) - go left or right depending on selection.
  • Do nothing.

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Re: autonomous modes
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2018, 07:17:14 PM »
Updated with the new pincher (RIDE) info.