2017-01-04
Jon Coonan
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Let's have fun!!

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Lucas Rininger
Lucas Rininger9:03 PM

Food for thought to get discussion started: What do we know our robot does NOT want to be able to do?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:09 PM

Shoot for one - not apart of our strategy

Lucas Rininger
Lucas Rininger9:10 PM

Or, what do YOU think our robot does not want to do?

Clio Batali
Clio Batali9:10 PM

Great starting point! Quick reminder: we also need to look into the ideas of breaking and defensive blocking. Keep an eye out for those as you read.

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley9:11 PM

What our robot doesn't want to do or what we don't want it to do?

Lucas Rininger
Lucas Rininger9:12 PM

I think those are relatively interchangeable. For clarity let's just say what we don't want it to do.

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley9:13 PM

Okay

Niklas Pruen
Niklas Pruen9:22 PM

I would actually not focus too much on defense

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:22 PM

I second that (maybe it could be an option later on if the design was right but not for strategy)

Lucas Rininger
Lucas Rininger9:23 PM

In my opinion, defense will happen primarily as a result of our actions in the game. There is not much we can do to make our robot geared towards defense besides making it heavy and maneuverable.

Niklas Pruen
Niklas Pruen9:24 PM

but I liked Rose's idea of the board behind the robot to make it easier for our alliances to score, and it could also secondarily be used to stop other teams from scoring

Niklas Pruen
Niklas Pruen9:24 PM

Yea you're right

Lucas Rininger
Lucas Rininger9:25 PM

Thus, there is no real payout for focusing on defense in our strategy because the advantage is relatively marginal. However, if there is an easy-to-implement solution that requires little or no commitment, I'm all for it.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:25 PM

Niklas, strategy drives design (although honestly I think it could be very interesting, lets not let it influence our strategy). Thanks for your support though!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:26 PM

I agree with Lucas

Niklas Pruen
Niklas Pruen9:26 PM

I'll try to stick with it :smile:

Niklas Pruen
Niklas Pruen9:38 PM

I would focus on human players scoring points for our teams, so the robot would need a mechanism for dispensing moon rocks through the airlock (I think a shooting system would not be precised enough to score many goals, correct me if you think it would) and I liked Lukas N's idea of heaving a bumper or small guiding board on the front of the robot to push empty cells into the fueling port.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:41 PM

It's certainly something to consider

Clio Batali
Clio Batali9:42 PM

I'm a little worried about trying too much to guide the balls via pushing component, just because of visibility and bounciness. I absolutely agree on your point about the human player and the need to address interaction with the airlock

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:42 PM

It could also hinder our ability to intake - keep that in mind.

Niklas Pruen
Niklas Pruen9:43 PM

I think th mechanics guys could come up with something

Clio Batali
Clio Batali9:44 PM

Possibly! As long as it makes sense strategically, then we can totally work with that

Niklas Pruen
Niklas Pruen10:06 PM

Actually, it might bring more points to have the robot dispense all its stored balls at the same time, but we would need to communicate with our alliances to stop moving, so we can fill their containers...

Lucas Rininger
Lucas Rininger10:09 PM

If we can have an alliance member pin an opposing robot long enough for us to dump a load of 3-7 balls in an opposing trailer once or twice during a game, I would be satisfied with our robots scoring, especially considering additional points would be coming from the human players.

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily10:22 PM

Regarding the ball guiding - are we assuming we need to guide the balls to the human player rather than picking from the floor? I thought our discussion assumed we could collect balls from the floor like a vacuum cleaner and dispense/shoot out.

Lucas Rininger
Lucas Rininger10:31 PM

That was what I was assuming when we were talking about intake. Does anyone have a preference about whether we use and intake or a pushing system?

Lucas Rininger
Lucas Rininger10:32 PM

For clarification- I was expanding on the second part of Binnur's message.

Lucas Rininger
Lucas Rininger10:33 PM

In response to the first question, if we decide on a pusher, I can't imagine there being an application other than pushing the balls to the human player.

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee11:45 PM

I love this conversation !!! Keep it up guys !!!! Kudos to SLACK !!! Of course I can't offer any useful strategy ideas since I have not read the rules and have not studied the game. :disappointed: Hint

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee11:55 PM

I think strategygroup4 gets the medal so far for productive, meaningful discussions. Come on strategygroup3,2, and 1 ! Jon, Alex, and Will lead your groups !!! Group 3 is doing well from mentors point of view. Group 2 get your mentors and more students involve. Group 1, do you even exist ? What the heck with Yo, yo group 1 ? :slightlysmilingface: Peace out!

2017-01-05
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:25 AM

Roasted :sunglasses:

Niklas Pruen
Niklas Pruen8:26 AM

I would rather go for an intake systen, if thats not too many modules later on

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:26 AM

With what else?

Niklas Pruen
Niklas Pruen8:27 AM

or an intakesystem where you can decide wether the ball should be dispenced in front of the robot(empty cells) or if it should be put into another robot

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:27 AM

(Sorry just read above for context) I agree, I think it allows for more accuracy when delivering the balls

Niklas Pruen
Niklas Pruen8:28 AM

sorry its getting very designy again

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:28 AM

It's okay - it's still a valid conversation

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:29 AM

Delivering balls to the airlock is a strategy that can be accomplished using intake (which we were considering)

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:41 AM

I was just thinking, at least for the engineers, we should read Ch. 8 which deals with the robot limitations.

Clio Batali
Clio Batali10:41 AM

Good idea Lucas

Jim Carr
Jim Carr2:32 PM

Hi All!! Great vibrant discussion, have you guys and gals ranked your strategy by priority? It should be part of the discussion tonight.

Lucas Rininger
Lucas Rininger3:11 PM

@Jim Carr That is the main item on the agenda for today as far as I know.

Jim Carr
Jim Carr3:14 PM

If you have time read the article, at minimum the 4th paragraph.

Clio Batali
Clio Batali4:07 PM

Awesome, thanks Jim!

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee5:22 PM

Jim, Great article about Strategy ! Thanks

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Jim Carr
Jim Carr8:45 PM

Great job today!! I am so ready for the kickoff!! It will be awesome!

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily10:22 PM

Gang - sorry I had to miss the presentation. Would love it if someone happened to take a photo of the final presentation and can add a summary of how it went!

2017-01-07
Ethan Rininger
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Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:17 AM

Autonomous points

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily10:17 AM

Jim Carr
Jim Carr10:28 AM

Have fun with the strategy development today, I will be VERY interested to see what priorities you come up with!!

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Jim Carr
Jim Carr1:16 PM

Nice work team SG4!! Reminder to consider the width and length as well as the heightened :+1:

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Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski3:01 PM

We decided to present a shooting robot for all those out there who are curious.

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Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin3:36 PM

hoorays!

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin3:36 PM

or more accurately hooray since hoorays isn't a word

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily3:45 PM

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:20 PM

@Clio Batali did Mr.Chee say we could present tomorrow, btw?

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee7:49 PM

Yes

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:49 PM

Cool, thanks.

2017-01-08
Clio Batali
Clio Batali10:28 AM

Everyone, if you haven't already, please check out the chief delphi links just posted in strategy group 2

Clio Batali
Clio Batali10:32 AM

(especially the stuff from 2006 on youtube)

Lucas Rininger
Lucas Rininger1:12 PM

I'm a big fan of this completely passive, simple gear mechanism

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer1:15 PM

It could work if we wanted to have it, looking at chief delphi there seems to be many teams that are going for fuel are also going for a passive gear loader just for if they have extra time.

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer1:15 PM

Extra time during the game that is

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily2:07 PM

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:11 PM

Hey I'm handing off my presenting role - I'm not sure I can with how much I'm coughing, sorry.

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer4:12 PM

Is someone else doing it

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:12 PM

Idk

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:12 PM

Someone replace me please :joy:

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:04 PM

what kind of bot did we decide on building?

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer6:05 PM

Our team decided on presenting a fuel shooter robot, the team as a whole needs to vote tomorrow in a survey that will be sent out, we will know what robot we are building at our next meeting

2017-01-09
Bo Baird
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Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin2:33 PM

presenting?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin2:34 PM

this is the perfect opportunity to try out the Gazebo simulator!

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin2:34 PM

we can use it to make a three dimensional animation with realistic physics!

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin2:35 PM

we just need to make a CAD sketch first

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman2:36 PM

We already presented

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley6:37 PM

Also, what would be the point Tom? We weren't trying to design the robot.

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer6:38 PM

The point was to make a strategy to present so that the mechanics could design something from there's not to design the robot

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:43 PM

ok

2017-01-10
Jon Coonan
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