ENGR 3399: Robotics 3
Making a Tetris-Playing Robotic Arm
The Olin robotics program is still under development, and this is the first academic year they've been able to offer Robotics 3, which focuses on higher-level software development using ROS + Python. The project I'm involved with was inspired by robot arms that could sort out recycled waste. A robot that could discern objects on a moving conveyor belt and be able to pick them out was a challenging and real application-based problem. Especially if that robot could play a game we're all familiar with, like Tetris!
The project is currently underway! Main tasks include fabrication and design of electronics enclosure, assisting with the debugging of OpenNI Kinect code running on Ubuntu 12.04 with ROS Hydro, and software algorithm design.
Check out our repo: https://github.com/trevhoot/tetris_arm
Our hardware layout: