|Surveyor Robotics Journal|
Tue, 16 Dec 2008
"Teaching AI Concepts Using a Robot as an Assistant"
As presented at the Fourth UK Workshop on AI in Education, Cambridge, 9th December 2008, the Surveyor SRV-1 robot has been used very effectively as a tool for teaching AI concepts.
"Teaching AI Concepts Using a Robot as an Assistant" was presented by Eleftherios Karapetsas and Demos Stamatis, Alexander Technological Educational Institution of Thessaloniki. They used a stock SRV-1 robot, but added an optical sensor for odometry, as discussed here on the Surveyor Forum
Likewise, default SRV-1 firmware was used as a starting point, though some functions were added to build upon existing image processing functions in the firmware.
The results were excellent, as described in the technical paper and presentation, accessed here -
Surveyor SRV-1 / SVS firmware now archived on Google Code
We have a new home for the open source SRV-1 / SVS firmware where you can browse the source code online:
This site hosts an SVN server, so you can directly check out the source code using the following svn command, which will save everything to a blackfin/ subdirectory under your current working directory:
svn checkout http://surveyor-srv1-firmware.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ .
Google provides a list of interesting SVN clients that might be useful in managing the download process. Take a look at the following link and let us know if any of these are particularly noteworthy:
We will continue to post code archives in zipped form on surveyor.com, but expect that the Google Code archive will become the preferred means of accessing the SRV-1 / SVS firmware.