Progress Update: January 5, 2013 (Happy New Year!)

We have finally diagnosed some problems that have been bugging us for a while, and have fixes for them.

Alan:

  • Continued investigating revised robot navigation
  • Made a PR2 compatible head and torso trajectory controller. (The head works, the other is untested)
  • Working on fixing PR2Lite URDF after we discovered problems

Frank:

  • Fixed the linear actuator problems by tuning incoming and outgoing messages coming to and from the microcontrollers
  • Resoldered and reflashed some microcontrollers

Matthew:

  • I made a new prototype mount for the IMU
  • I stopped the Neato Lidar from making an annoying clickity click click sound.
  • I helped figure out the problem in the URDF so the robot can recognize it’s own limbs.  A measurement in the height in the URDF model was wrong.