I apologize for the long 3 week delay since the last update. We've been knee-deep in work to work out the last few bugs in our hardware and software to get both tilt units working the way we expect them to. There was also a week of spring break where no work got done so I apologize for the delay. Now for some updates!
Prior to spring break last week, we missed our milestone to get a first test of waypoint navigation in place. So, we pushed that deadline to next week. Unfortunately, based on the way things are progressing right now, that is likely to get delayed for another week in order to allow us to develop a full navigation stack for the Gator. We'll see how that goes.
In the meantime, a major victory for the team: we now have both working tilt units! Here's a video of both tilt units moving in unison to prove it (audio has been removed because the building was noisy):
That's it! I hope to be back with more good news regarding waypoint navigation soon!
Gator Research Blog
Welcome to the Gator Research Blog for the Sprint 2016 semester! The aim of this research will be to develop the software to enable drive-by-wire on a John Deere Gator and to begin developing a system for generating depth-registered images. Follow our progress here!