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Teaching Robots to Love - Programming a Roomba
Danny Budzinski

Teaching Robots to Love - Programming a Roomba

This is the first entry in a multi-part blog about a home project programming a Roomba robot. A few weeks ago, I was coerced by my girlfriend into buying one of those silly "floor cleaning robots". Yes, I mean a Roomba. I was skeptical, but I sat down and did some research.  Little did I know that while I had been slaving away religiously vacuuming my own floors (ok, occasionally vacuuming my own floors…) since the first Roomba came out in 2002, the makers at iRobot h...

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DMC-Sponsored Northwestern Design Competition a Success!
Jody Koplo

DMC-Sponsored Northwestern Design Competition a Success!

DMC sponsored Northwestern University's Design Competition once again this year and the turnout and competition were once again amazing. What Went Down? The competition included 12 fully autonomous robots competing head-to-head in a challenge that involved scooping up balls and tossing them into another robot's playing field to score points. Aspects of this competition required finding balls, detecting their color, and all of the logic and sensors required to maneuver a robot ar...

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