6.141/16.405J Spring 2013

Robotics: Science and Systems I

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6.141/16.405J - RSS Labs

Lab Hours:

    You are allowed to use the lab space at 38-630 during posted lab hours:
    Sat: Closed
The 38-630 lab area is also open by arrangement with the course staff.
For Spring Break & Holiday Hours, please see the EECS lab hours webpage at

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    The LAs and TAs will be available during many of the Lab Hours noted above, as well as some times outside of the Lab Hours noted above. Once these hours are finalized, they will be posted on the RSS course wiki. Until then, notice will be sent via email to the RSS-students list. These additional LA/TA hours are to help you if you have questions on the lab or to checkoff sections of the lab.

Guide to Subversion use in RSS

Lab Handout: Engineering Meta-Tools

Lab 1: System Overview and Introduction to the µORCboard
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µORCboard floorplan

Lab 2: Chassis Build, Motor Characterization, and Motion Control
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Lab 3: Light Sensors and Braitenberg Behaviors

Lab 4: - ROS and Visual Servoing

Lab 5: - Local Navigation and Error Analysis

Lab 6: Motion Planning and Global Navigation

Lab 7: Grasping and Object Transportation


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