Chapter 3One for All and All for One

The Lost Scrolls of Robotics: #3

I compute it to be an iconic directional probe searchingfor receiving outlets.

—Robot, Lost in Space

When designing your team of NXT robots, you have to decide what the robots will coordinate to do. What will be their task? Will they perform an experiment, locate an object, monitor a room, sort objects, or solve a Rubik’s Cube or some other kind of puzzle? You have to determine what kind of robots you will need. Do they have to be mobile? What will each robot be capable of doing? Once you determine the tasks, break them down into subtasks, and then consider the robots on the team and their inventory of actuators and sensors. Whether your task is simple or sophisticated, it ...

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