RoboWaiter 2013

RoboWaiter 2013

I was a little disappointed about my results this year but I still did better than my first year (2011). I only got 1 trial correct but that one trial was the best trial I’ve gotten ever, but, due to chance/human error, trial 2 and 3 were a fail, lowering my score. Trial 2 seemed to fail due to a shake of some sort. I slowed down that part in the video but I’m still confused as to what happened.  In trial 3, the table was lower (there was more than one arena), in the rules it did say that it was supposed to deal with a bit of variation (but it also has said that the last 2 years I’ve done this, but never changed the height). Overall, this is still the best robot out of all three years, if i had completed all three trials successively  I believe that i would have gotten second again. They have not posted the final results yet, so I just know that i didn’t get 1st, 2nd, or 3rd, since they announced that.

Robowaiter Update

A quick update on my work from the Robowaiter competition.

I’ve setup two testing areas, first on the deck with a carpet but the carpet made the turning unreliable so i was not able to test the turns well. Then i set it up the in the kitchen and i got it to work after playing with it. The only downside with the setup in the kitchen is that it has to come down once i’m finished testing and it only shows the two table placement and 1 wall – does not show sink or dolls. I have gotten it to go home and work a bit better than shown in the video.

Thanks to musikConomy for intro music