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[DPRG] DPRG monthly meeting agenda - May 6th

Subject: [DPRG] DPRG monthly meeting agenda - May 6th
From: Clay Timmons ctimmons at cadence.com
Date: Fri May 5 09:06:14 CDT 2000

            Dallas Personal Robotics Group
            Monthly Meeting Agenda
            May 6th,  2000   12:00 - 2:00pm
            Bill Priest Institue  for Technical Development
            1042 Corinth St.   Downtown Dallas


Note:  Several DPRG members including myself may
be late to the meeting since we will be at
The Science Place to help out with a robotics
program for children from 10-12.    Don't
wait for us, socialize, chat robotics and munch out.


       News:

Friendly Robotics  - RoboMow
Robotics club in Chicago
Science Place robotics exhibit
Treasurers report


      Show and Tell:

Bring your robot in progress and share it with the group


      Contest Discussion

Ideas for flooring material better than carpet
Any scoring/rules refinement
Increasing participation
Future contests

      Calibrating dead reckoning robots

Clay Timmons will run his robot in a square pattern
to test its dead reckoning accuracy.   This is part
of a test/calibration procedure called UMBmark.
For more info

http://www-personal.engin.umich.edu/~johannb

download full report at (link on above page is incorrect)
ftp://ftp.eecs.umich.edu/people/johannb/umbmark.pdf





See ya there,

-Clay Timmons-








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