16-264: Humanoids
Spring 2015
Instructors: Chris Atkeson, cga at cmu
and Akihiko Yamaguchi, info [at] akihikoy [dot] net
Time: TR 3-4:20PM Place: NSH 3002 Units: 12


Notices:

How to control servos from the Raspberry Pi 2

John Pascoe jpascoe at andrew:

The RPi python module has this method for controlling servos sourceforge.net/p/raspberry-gpio-python/wiki/PWM/, you do something like this Raspberry-Pi-Servo1.jpg, and setup the control as in that documentation.

There's also pi-blaster ( https://github.com/sarfata/pi-blaster ) if you want a simple pseudo-file you can write to and control pwm with NodeJS, Java, or anything that can write to a file.

Where to get Teensy software

Chris Atkeson cga at cmu

Don't use the usual Arduino software. Instead go to the Teensy site. How to get started.


Things of interest

Torah-Writing Robot At Berlin's Jewish Museum Is Four Times Faster Than A Rabbi


Events of interest


2016: Experimenting with Project Course format.


Assignments


Groups

Baxter:
Ian Quah (A3 and A4)
Clark Chen (using the Kinect to control Baxter through teleoperation)
Prachi Bodas + John Pascoe (tie a knot)
Tyler Goulding, Casey Fisher, Andrew Schroeder, Jonathan Burns. (vision)
David Yu (jigsaw puzzle)

Huggable Meccanoid
Stephanie Pang, Ken Situ, Sobe Sim and Kevin Mortillaro.

Exo
Alexander Duncan
Dan Saad

Exo Arm
Lukas Cervenak

Baymax
Olivia Xu
Max Stein
Jenny Nan

Baymax walk
Taichi Akiyama + Bobby Li
Deniz Sokullu
Priscilla Jenq

Baymax hug
Gaurav Lahiry
Abhy Vytheeswaran
Namrita Murali
Emily Tsui
Charles Wang

Baymax skin/vision
Samantha Speer
Raghav Goyal


Schedule


Projects:


Things to Think About


Info on Humanoids


Videos


Commentary


Other Humanoids Courses (mostly graduate) and Research Groups


Course Poster, suitable for framing.