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  • Darren Hurren published a blog post Unit 1 - Chapter 3: Food for Thought June 25, 2019 - 10:53am
    Matarić, M. J. (2007) The Robotics Primer - Chapter 3
  • Darren Hurren published a blog post Unit 1 - Chapter 2: Food for Thought June 25, 2019 - 10:49am
    Matarić, M. J. (2007) The Robotics Primer, Chapter 2: Food for thought: Q1: How important is it for robots to be inspired by biological systems? Does it matter what kind of robot you are building (biomimetic or not)? Does it matter if it is...
  • Darren Hurren published a blog post Unit 1 - Chapter 1: Food for Thought June 25, 2019 - 10:40am
    Matarić, M. J. (2007) The Robotics Primer - Chapter 1
  • Definition of a robot?: "A robot is an autonomous system which exists in the physical world, can sense its environment, and can act on it to achieve some goals." Matarić, M. J. (2007) The Robotics Primer. Cambridge, Massachussetts: The MIT...
  • Hey, I received the SIK version 4.0 which included the SIK guide v4.0a. I noticed in the Instructors Notebook that we are supposed to be using the SIK guide version 3.3 and also read in a recent post from another student that they were also using...
    • Yes, I just started and the instructor notes follow the old v3.3 kit. There are only some minor differences, and with that said, I downloaded the old v3.3 SIK manual and just cross reference between the two. Hope that helps.

      Jesse Nesvold April 23, 2019 - 10:55am

    • I also received the 4.0 kit, and have completed all the units requiring the 3.3 guide.

      I followed along the best I could using the 3.3 guide and doing the workbook exercies, that could be done with the provided kit, and where I couldn't I simply said so. You can check out my weblog, to see more clearly what I did.


      Tyler Matthews April 27, 2019 - 7:47am

    • hi there

      I just started the course, and I have taken the other approach, before having seen your comments.  I received version 4.0 of the kit, and downloaded the errata pdf from their website.  I am following the 4.0 exercises.  

      From what I understand of the assignment requirements, no specific experiments are required, but examples that contain certain parts and actions to demonstrate understanding.

      Here is the quote from Assignment 1 (with the link after):

      • Your weblog should contain designs, discussion, and diary entries that describe working examples which demonstrate exercises and concepts covered in Unit 1 and 2 inclusive
      • Working examples will include moving actuators such as motors, turning LED lights on and off, and sensing light levels.

      Francois Michon June 3, 2019 - 3:44pm

  • Darren Hurren created a wiki page Arduino IDE Code Reference April 14, 2019 - 8:50am
    This Wiki page lists some of the Arduino Integrated Development Environment (IDE) software's language adn code examples for reference. I made this Wiki page to assist with my own understanding of the Arduino language. This information has been...
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