2nd Movement Control Panel Request Or Communication Only For Robosapien

 
#1

Hello DJ, I was wondering if it would be possible to have 2 Movement Panels or use a different type of control panel for communication to a Robosapien? I am working on a RAD/Robosapien combination and need to be able to drive the RAD base. I will not be using the legs of Robosapien.

Thank you,

Bret

#2

Sorry. There will never be two Movement Panels, as there are only one method of "moving" a robot. However, there is no reason you cannot control the Robosapien by EZ-Script commands without the RoboSapien Movement Panel.

#3

Oh. Okay. Thank you. So I don't need to use the Movement Panel for robosapien just connect to its board via port 1 on the EZ-B for communication and use that port number in my script?

#4

From the EZ-Script Help....

Quote:


RoboSapien( RoboSapienCommand )
Send a command to a RoboSapien connected on port D1. Find the available RoboSapien commands further down in this document.
. Example: RoboSapien( WalkForward )
. Example: RoboSapien( LeftArmUp )



Quote:


RoboSapien Commands
. TurnRight
. RightArmUp
. RightArmOut
. TiltBodyRight
. RightArmDown
. RightArmIn
. WalkForward
. WalkReverse
. TurnLeft
. LeftArmUp
. LeftArmOut
. TiltBodyLeft
. LeftArmDown
. LeftArmIn
. Stop
. WakeUp
. Burp
. RightHandStrike
. RightHandSweep
. RightHandStrike2
. HighFive
. Fart
. LeftHandStrike
. LeftHandSweep
. Whistle
. Roar

#5

Thanks DJ! You are the BEST! I truly mean that. I love EZ-B

#6

Nice. See brett ez robot saves the day again Winky

#7

Always does....

#8

Awh you two Smile Flattery will get you everywhere Grin

#9

I can think of other reasons to want two or more Movement Panels. I want to drive two robots from the same computer/EZ-B instance in order to coordinate their movements to some extent (I am going to have a small drone bot to go where my big bot can't fit, and it will normally ride in a garage on the bigger bot).

However, as you point out, I could script the movement of the second bot, or run a second instance of EZ-B in a virtual machine (probably need a second BT radio to dedicate to the VM. Need to experiment a bit).


I can think of other reasons for multiple panels though too. Like different drive trains for different terrain (flip bot, wheels on one side, treads on the other or something...).

Alan

#10

Also articulated drive trains with independent control options like all-terrain rovers (I like the LandMaster from Damnation Ally Smile) and multi-segmented designs such as centripetal robots, etc... there are no limitations on multi-motion design or reasoning for such design except what we allow by convention. That's what I love about the field of robotics... lots of flexibility in desire, design and solution Grin

While scripts can be made and multiple joysticks used for multi-moment needs, the moment panel does allow simple on-screen control for new users or R&D facilitation... and, to me, exemplifies the term EZ... that said, anyone using multi-moment robots is likely skilled enough to "move" Winky beyond that single control.

I have so many ideas... hoping I can afford more kits soon...

Also, @Alan, you can run multiple instances of EZ-Builder without the virtual PC requirement... but may? require separate connection links (BT or USB-TTL, etc.) to their respective EZ-B boards.