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Robot Programming: A Guide to Controlling Autonomous Robots by Tracey Hughes, Cameron Hughes

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11. Putting It All Together: How Midamba Programmed His First Autonomous Robot

Robot Sensitivity Training Lesson #11: A robot needs power to maintain control.

We started our robotic journey with poor, unfortunate Midamba who found himself marooned on a deserted island. Let’s review Midamba’s predicament.

Midamba’s Initial Scenario

When we last saw Midamba in our robot boot camp his electric-powered Sea-Doo had run low on battery power. Midamba had a spare battery, but the spare had sat for a long time and had started to leak. The battery had corrosion on its terminals and was not working properly.

With one dying battery and one corroded battery, Midamba had just enough power to get to a nearby island where he might possibly find help. Unfortunately ...

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