This was the first complete system test, less than 20 hours before the departure of the robots. In this test we had:
- The ASL Walking robot (complete with cover and lights)
- The ASL Crabli (6 wheeled rover)
- The ASL SpaghettiBot (Power cable manager)
The video is a recording of what was visible via the Crabli's camera, sped up 5 times. This camera was also used to drive the crabli, not to record the experiment. As a results, the image has saccades and sometimes focus on weird things such as the Crabli's own wheels.
Even if we would have used the opportunity of more testing, we are quite happy that our infrastructure is now working properly. Our control stations are stable and usable, our wireless network can handle the load, our night perception is acceptable and our locomotion capabilities have been proven.
How will we do in the sand outdoor? Let's wait and see...