Wednesday, November 01, 2006

New goals for the project

After realizing a number of major difficulties with creating a lifting mechanism, we've decided to fall back on Lego's Tribot design for our project.

This decision will perhaps set us back a bit, but we're convinced that it will pay off in the end.

The altered problem is now defined as follows:

Two teams, red and blue, of modified tribot agents are collaborate in removing a number of blue and red items in a closed world. Only red team tribots can remove up red items, and the blue items can only be removed up by the blue team. If a tribot encounters an item which it is not permitted to remove, it must communicate the finding to the other tribots.

The world will start off being a simple grid made of isolation tape, where the agents can navigate around. When an agent is communicating it will be shown by an extra lightsensor being switched on and off, signaling red light, on the tribot.

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