Pilot Study and Telepresence.

Brian came over last night and we were able to load up his laptop with the drivers and software and run examples. At this point, we’re looking at three things to study with the rig:

  1. What is/are the best frequencies for spatial orientation (position and distance) using these actuators?
  2. What happens with speed and accuracy when there are more than one signal?
  3. Do 7 actuators work better than 4?

We’re in the process now of writing up the test plan. In the meantime, I’m now going to try to adapt the Audio2X software to replace the synthesizers and use a Phidgets 1019 to replace the Ardino of the previous telepresence test rig. Once that’s done, then I’ll add in the Phantom. For reference, here’s a video of the first version running:

And here’s a picture of the latest interface that will be attached to the Phantom:

IMG_1444To move this along, I’ve brought a small pile of electronics in from home. Tomorrow’s goal is to make sure that I can connect to the interface board. Once that’s working I need to hook up the sensors from the old prototype (note! Bring in crimping pins for female DB15 connector!).

 

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