ANNOUNCEMENT: Illah Nourbakhsh is on leave 2004 - 2005 and is at
NASA. Therefore, this course will be taught by another instructor, to
be decided, in Fall 2004.
In this course, we use 8 Nomad Scout robots running Java on our own
to ensure that students cannot
possibly have time to get anything social, or non-robotic, or athletic
done for the entire semester.
- Instructor: Illah Nourbakhsh, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 8x2007, Newell-Simon Hall 3115. Office hours Thursday after class.
- Course administrator: Jean Harpley, <email@example.com>, 8x3802, Newell-Simon Hall 3111.
- Teaching assistants:
- Brennan Sellner, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, x8-4860 (NSH 3108), Office Hours Monday 1.00 - 3.00 in REL and by appointment.
- Rob Siemborski, <email@example.com>, x8-7456 (CyH 207), Office Hours Monday night 5.30 - 7.30 in REL and by appointment.
Unless otherwise announced, class meets on Tuesdays and
Thursdays in NSH 3002. Class is from 9:00 - 10:20 AM.
Essential Documents That You Need Right Away:
Java Primer, in postscript and pdf.
Java Quickref, in postscript and pdf.
Robot Manual, in postscript and pdf.
Robot Quickref, in postscript and pdf.
If you want to install the appropriate JAVA environment
on your own laptop, read this
instruction text written by Carl. If you want to download the
Samples directories that comprise the various Java projects for
this course, click
Handouts. NOTE there is a line below which things are from last year still.
You are welcome to download and read ahead, but be forewarned that things
below the wavefront WILL change this year!
Course outline, in postscript and
Lab 0, in postscript and pdf.
Lab 1, in postscript and pdf.
Lab 2, in postscript and pdf.
Lab 3, in postscript and pdf.
Lab 4, in postscript and pdf.
Lab 5, in postscript and pdf.
Lab 6, in postscript and pdf.
Lab 7, in postscript and pdf.
Lab 8, in postscript and pdf.
The Final Contest, in postscript and pdf.
Here is a document with details on low-level control and the things that
may put a crimp in your robot's cycle time and latency, in postscript and pdf.
Each of the following is a Windows NT winzipped set, including
the Symantec Visual Cafe java project and source code and a word 6.0
document describing the project in detail. Enjoy!
Instructions on playing sounds in Java!, in pdf format.
This is a project for drawing
MazeWorld mazes and robots on your screen. Note that this is not the
most recent version that we use in class. Get that from the laptops
using the MazeGraphics sample code in the class directory!
This is a sample Depth First
Iterative Deepening planner for MazeWorld.
This contains two projects, one for
viewing (via Java-based serialized loading and saving) MazeWorld mazes
that are saved, graphically, and another for creating, editing and
saving mazes. Again, note that this is not the correct version for the
mazegraphics we use in class now. Use this not if you're at CMU. If you
are here at CMU, then instead get the MazeEditor code from the Samples
class directory on the laptops!
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