On Monday, I worked
on writing the code to move the Flamewheel from point A to point B in
a straight line. The entire sequence of ascending at point A, going
to B, coming back to A, and descending at A is currently coded to
take 87 seconds. This time could be easily changed by changing the
velocity at which the Flamewheel is moving, which is currently 0.15
meters per second.
On Monday, Dr.
Duncan told me about a different test we could do on the Hummingbird,
which made me feel more confident that I would get results and be
able to discuss them. Previously, users had to report a failure and
then correct the behavior. Since this is two steps, the plan is to
now see timing and performance differences if users do not have to
report the failure but only correct the behavior.
For the other days
this week, I focused on writing a python script that would be able to
process the data that is going to be collected from the study. I was
able to write the majority of the script, but I am having trouble
figuring out and coding the best way to see if a failure was
detected, if a non-failure was detected, and if a failure was not
detected. I have also been flying the flamewheel, and Alisha was able
to certify me for all of the forward maneuvers in manual and pressure
modes on Friday. I am going to practice flying the small Hubsan
backwards before doing it on the flamewheel.
I have started
making a draft of my poster. I was able to fill out the sections for
motivation, introduction, and insert some pictures as placeholders. I
also put some bullet points of what I envision I would include for
the results and conclusion sections. I am hoping to be able to fill
out my draft more in the next few days.
This past weekend I
went to an outlet which was fun and did some exploring of campus with