Search, Navigate, and Actuate lab course

(original content by J.F.P.Kooij, updated by Toto van Inge and Arnoud Visser)
The lab course of the first year AI Search, Navigate, and Actuate lab course consists of controlling a robotic arm whose job it is to move chess pieces. Goals of the lab course are to become acquainted with working in real world situations and to learn to apply several robotics techniques. The lab course is split in three parts: first you should solve a chess endgame "king and pawn vs. king", next you should plan a path for the gripper of the arm and after that calculate the corresponding poses of the arm joints.

We will be using a UMI RTX robotic arm manufactured by Universal Machine Intelligence. Its serial number is 173.

Useful information:

Assistance during Lab course by:
  • Nick de Wolf
  • Boas Kluiving
  • Pieter Kronemeijer
  • Simon Paul
  • Tim Smit
  • Douwe van der Wal

UMI RTX in action.
11:30-11:45 Lyke Esselink, Daan Ferdinandusse
11:45-12:00 Thom Visser, Marc Wiggerman
12:00-12:15 Joope Wouts, Mozes van de Kar
12:15-12:30 Max Teeuwen, Mattijs Blankestijn
12:45-13:00 Pepijn Sibbes, Arie Soeteman, Bas van den Brink
13:00-13:15 Jier Nzuanzu, Dante Niewenhuis
13:15-13:30 David Knigge, Jochem Dobber
For more details about the assignment of the last two weeks, see the dedicated page.
This page is based on the 2013-2014 lab course page from Toto van Inge. last update : 15 June 2017