Early Pool Testing

We had three pool testing days for SubjuGator on the first week of classes this semester. We are testing our new Teledyne BlueView P900-130 imaging sonar, as well as software platform updates to new versions of Ubuntu (16.04) and ROS (Kinetic).
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SubjuGator 2016 Preview Video

Watch SubjuGator 8 in our 2016 preview video!
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New Actuator Board

For the 2016 competition season, our actuator board has been re-designed. This board supports 12 actuators and 12 limit switches. This board uses a STMicroelectronics STM32F0 processor and communicates to our vehicle over a RS485 connection.
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Begining Stages of Machine Learning

This Week We Made a tool for segmenting training data Experimented with using an SVM for segmentation Worked on stuff for easily segmenting/labelling planes in PCL + distinguishing things “on top” of the plane from the plane itself The training tool: The plot on the right is HSV->XYZ. You draw a box around the desired color groups, and use the resulting segmentation. This is less annoying than manually drawing on images. A SVM was trained on the segmentation data and it ran in ~ne
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HOG Descriptor Implementation

HOG Descriptors can be uesd to identify an object with a sliding window. It is very slow, so the goal is to train an SVM on the data to speed up the process. This method is much more reliable then the color segmentation we had previously relied on. Below is a snapshot of the selection window in action:
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March 16 Testing Day Notes

  This Week We Got one competition task working using point cloud data, in the pool Successfully bumped the buoy Proved that the cameras work pretty well in dark conditions Ralph got all of the bags on the sub onto the third computer in MIL, “WALL-E” Forrest added a bunch of features to TxROS at our request, what a guy!   Shoutouts To Ralph’s friend Ariel, for dutifully documenting our pool-day shenanigans, and somehow fishing a stray competition element out of the po
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Our Lab Has Moved

To all visitors and interested students: the Machine Intelligence Lab has changed rooms from MAEB 325 to MAEC 126.
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Featured in the News

The SubjuGator team and project was featured in the local newspaper- check it out! OurTown_Gainesville_2015-04-July-August
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Back to Tennessee!

This past spring break yet another family trip was taken to JD Squared to resume manufacturing that was not finished on the last round! Here Patrick inserts a tool holder (while smiling!). Here is the real reason we came to Tennessee, to ride the drift trike: Special thanks to Devin and Christine Hughes for taking care of the SubjuGator family during our stay!
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Family Trip

This past weekend the team took a (family) trip to Tennessee to pay a visit to Devin Hughes to commence manufacturing of SubjuGator 8 at the JD Squared facility. Here’s the laser cutter cutting out some parts! Thank you to JD Squared for supporting our endeavors!!
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