Columbia Robotics Lab
COMS 4733 Computational Aspects of Robotics, Fall 2014, Homework 1
Due: Wednesday, Sep. 30 11:59PM
Using the iRobot Create Matlab Simulator and the iRobot Create
In this lab, you will use
simulator for the Create. The simulator has two
parts. The first is
Toolbox for iRobot Create (MTIC) that allow you to
communicate with the robot. The second is
which allows you to build environments and simulate
robot movement and sensing. Programs written for the
simulator can then be executed on the actual Create
What you need to do:
Here is a sample Matlab simulator program to do basic movements with the robot
- Write a control program to have the Create move and hit a wall, and then follow the wall the entire distance of the wall, stopping when it returns to the start point. Note: you must write your own code, you cannot just invoke the canned demo wall following program which is already on the create!
- Now, run the program on the real robot, using any physical objects you have access to. A couple of large boxes or garbage containers usually make a nice obstacle to circumnavigate.