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Halloween Chat anyone ... - 2010/10/22 14:00 ... it's so empty here, it's so scary here ... where is everybody ... ???
Has anyone any news on anything related to PC-BOT?
Best ... Richard
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Re:Halloween Chat anyone ... - 2010/11/05 16:28 I was thinking about using the mini ITX computer as a quiet home entertainment system.
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Re:Halloween Chat anyone ... - 2010/11/06 02:10 LOL - How quiet???
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Re:Halloween Chat anyone ... - 2010/11/06 02:13 Richard,

We are working with Cogmation Robotics Inc. to develop a vivid 3D robotic simulation capability for our PC-BOTs. To ensure we understand how to bring value to you we hope you will briefly answer the following 3 questions and send the reply e-mail back to me shortly to rlepack[at]whiteboxrobotics.com.


Q1: Do you or would you use simulation to test your control behaviors? Yes/No .

Q2. What simulators are you familiar with?

Q3.Cogmation's capabilities include being able to customize your robot's components using their 3D graphical user interface without programming, and interactively customizing environments with the 3D GUI while the simulation is actually running(also without programming). Would these capabilities be of interest to you.


There are a number of reasons why a simulation capability could be used in the design-test-build cycle, and we are considering an option that would include a simulator with each robot we sell.

Below are some of the ways others use robotic simulation:

Some robot manufacturers are planning to ship a simulator with each robot. There are a number of reasons why a simulation capability could be used in your own design-test-build cycle, and we are considering an option that would include a simulator with each robot we sell.

In the design and test process there are always "what if" and trade offs of cost/benefits for any design or programming decision. Simulation allows you to quickly, accurately and inexpensively assess the feasibility and performance of such changes. Multiple iterations of the cycle of "formulate the change -edit the model-evaluate performance-compare with prior design and repeat often" , can be done so much faster and without having to use expensive, scarce, or time comsuming robot resources.

Robotic development teams, and educational/training environments will often include multiple people who cannot all have immediate access to the target robot for testing and refinement. Simulation lets them all do their work concurrently, or at different times and locations suitable to their schedule.

Students involved in the development of robotic control behavior programs gain significant productivity and enhance skills by testing their programs on their laptops on their schedule before loading to the robot for operation.

Serious robotic application developers often need to test new programmed behaviors in rugged or dangerous environments. Simulation of those environments reduces the risk of damage to expensive hardware caused by errors in the programmed behavior.

Simulation allows complex behavior analysis with multiple robots and multiple terrains for analysis of how real situations may evolve.

Presentations for selling or training of your robot can be done virtually in a boardroom/classroom, with access from remote locations, which may be impossible to do with a larger physical machine.

We are looking to find a few pilot sites to help us refine this capability. Let us know if you are interested.
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