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Today we are presenting You the one constructed by Blue Ocean Robotics. Our Denish Partner used the Vex IQ tools to create really nice and challenging construction!
A modified clawbot must be able to move in a certain pattern within a grid of colored squares and pick up balls of paper within the reach of its claw.
The purpose of the robot is to clear a certain pattern of paper balls using as many sensors as possible while also collecting the balls of paper in the bin on its back.
Definition of Robot type
The robot must be autonomous
The robot is equipped with:
There are no size restrictions on the robot, however, the robot has to be able to turn within a square of the grid. Furthermore, there are no restrictions concerning where the sensors or motors are placed on the robot. All in all, if the robot is able to do all of the aforementioned specifications, then all is well.
The grid will be in three different colors: red, green and blue. These colors are chosen because the color sensor can more easily differentiate between these colors. The colors can be distributed in any way you see fit, however for this project, the grid will be arranged in a way similar to the grid of the board game New York 1901. The same goes for the patterns that are to be cleared.
Once again remember that the squares of the grid must be large enough for the robot to be able turn without hitting paper balls elsewhere in the grid. If you have built the clawbot specified for this project, the size of the squares has to be at least 30 x 30 cm. And they should be laid out without any space between them. It is highly recommended that the squares are somehow fixed to the ground, so they are not moving when the robot drives on them. The figure below shows an example of a grid layout (remember to add the balls of paper to the center of the squares).
Procedure Of Clearing The Patterns