ME132a TA-Instructor Meeting, Winter 2011
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This page is used for facilitating discussion between the instructors and TAs of ME/CS 132a (Winter 2010). Please note that the content of this page is open to the public.
- How many: 1/week
- Due date: 1 week later.
- How to turn in: Shuo's mail box and/or Andrea's email address
- Office hours: Instructors -- 303 TOM, TA -- TBD
Web page, mailing list
- Where to set up the web page: Murray Wiki redirected from IMSS
- Upload: by TA
- Access: solutions -- Caltech only, others -- open to the public
- Mailing list: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Honor code
- Collaboration policy: wait for Larry (cf. CDS_101/110a,_Fall_2008)
- Use of other materials: other than solutions from past and/or other courses
- Prerequisites: check with Richard & Joel, linear algebra, basis prob and stat.
- Programming skills: TBD
- Which robots we are going to use
- ER-1 (old ctrl module): being kept by Pete (can fail in the middle of the course, not the current best bet)
ER-1 (new ctrl module): need to write drivers for the new motor control module(seems more trouble than worth) Richard's Pioneer?(Pete will use it for thesis work. Shouldn't plan on using it.)
- JPL's Pioneer? (wait for Larry and Rob)
- Server for simulation
- Need to set up one in Richard's lab (check with Scott about current lab network conf)
- SICK: should be enough
- Stereo cameras: should be enough
- Need a Firewire ports
- Software stack.
- What interface/drivers do you want people to work with? (player, ROS, ...)
- What would be the format for data files? (HDF, carmen, ...)
- Labs organization
- For example, the first lab assignment: Should I give them a charged robot with installed drivers, and let them write the software to collect the log? Or should I write all the software and let them collect the log? Is this done as a group (all the students together), as many small groups, or once for individual students?
- First test on a simulator
- Matlab vs. Python