Robotics Simulation Group w/ Webots

Video from Webots

Three robotics and CS enthusiasts, Ethan Wu, Jeffrey Cheng, and Victor Hu delved their time into more advanced projects without the physical robot using the Open-Source platform called Webots.

Webots has been designed for a professional use and is widely used in industry, education and research. Cyberbotics maintains Webots as its main product continuously since 1998. Here is a link to their official tutorial website.

Erebus / Webots  Field
Erebus/Webots World.
Jeffrey and Victor will hold several online Q&A Webinars between May and June. This series of webinars will focus on using the simulation environment called "Erebus" , a rescue simulation Webots-based competition environment designed for semi-experienced to highly experienced programmers.

Please do review the video prior to the corresponding scheduled session. Come prepared with questions will maximize productivity of the meetings. Come to join them at the webinars potentially even participate in Robotics Simulation Competitions in either regional or even world level.

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The following shows the schedule of upcoming webinar sessions.

Resources

Webinar Hosts
Advisors
Resource Links
Contact.

  Webinars Hosts:

   Jeffrey Cheng and Victor Hu.

Advisors:

    Dr. Josephine Hughes and Elizabeth Mabrey.

Resources Links:

5/23 | Sat.

How to get started with Webots.

  Video and Details.

What:

( Preview video  tutorial #1 before meeting)
Complete installation and get started running a sample. Learn to manipulate the fundamentals such as camera, scene tree and Erebus/Webots UI.

When:

  May 23rd. 1pm(EST)

Where:

  Meeting Recording.

5/27 | Wed.

Learn basic motion navigation.

  Video and Details.

What

( Preview  Tutorial #2 video.  Get started with a Sample. )
How to perform basic motions navigation including encoder manipulation, bstracted gyro function for more accurate orientation.

When:

  May 27th. 6:00pm (EST).

Where:

  Meeting Recording.

5/30 | Sat.

Know about basic sensor capabilities of the virtual robot.
  Video and Details.

What:

Preview  tutorial #3 Video before meeting.
Learn to program with the individual sensors including ultrasonic , gps, and cam on the virtual robot, including pros and cons.

When:

May 30th - 10:00 AM (EST)

Where:

Zoom Meeting Link.

6/6 | Sat.

How to perform victim retrieval.
  Video and Details.

What:

Preview  tutorial #4 Video before meeting.
Learn the fundamentals required to detect various objects as well as the game mechanics of the delivery process.

When: June 6th - 10:00 AM (EST)


Where:

   Zoom Q&A meeting.

6/13 | Sat.

Learn preliminary steps for a better navigation algorithm.

What:

Gain experience to navigate the internal area of the fields. Work with the limitation of the distance sensors available. OutCome: understanding mapping data structure .

When: June 13th - 10:00 AM (EST)   - Subject to change


Where:

Zoom Meeting Link.

6/20 | Sat.

Get started with Shortest Path - Breadth First Search.

What:

Gain more in-depth understanding in the navigation algorithm to perform shortest path search and how that is integrated with the existing virtual robot.

When: June 20th - 10:00 AM (EST)   - Subject to change


Where:

Zoom Meeting Link.

June 27th:

Improve navigation with algorithms such as Dijkstra, and A*.

What:

***Subject to be modified depending upon feedback regarding the previous webinars.

When:

TDB

Where:

TBD