1. Download a software package, develop your own, use one that you have to draw some obstacles, selects two points, and draws a line between them.
2. Develop a simple, yet complete, path planning algorithm and be prepared to "implement" it on a person in Wedneday's class.
Unzip this file in C:\Program FIles. It should create an openrave folder.
Please make sure to follow all the instructions but compiling the code from here:
Beyond installing python, you would need to set the Path and PYTHONPATH environment variables, as the instructions say:
The above is a very simple script that you can execute in ipython to get the robot to move forward until it collides with an obstacle.