SRO Meeting with Reena Pau and Son Hoang¶
SourceBots summer school 2021¶
- We could do a sourcebots-like event. Completely online and we can use python.
- Virtual breakout rooms, could be hosted on teams.
- Can be done better this time.
- Matches can be spaced out every weekend. Like SR.
- Students in each group will not know each other.
Collaborative code environment (like google docs). We would need to consider a version control system.
- Github code space
- Vs code live share
- Repl.it (https://repl.it/)
Concerns about people who do not know how to program
- They should get a head start
- Everyone will need to contribute to the project, otherwise the strong programmers will do everything
We will use timetabled sessions
The game could be something that would not be possible in the real world (i.e something that isn’t a robot simulator).
- The issue about making a robot simulator game is that you will need to model an arena
- We might want to consider allowing students to customize robots.
- They could customize the appearance of the robot
- They could customize the arrangement of the sensors on the robot (although this would be difficult).
We could simulate the electronics of the robot.
- We could run simulations without rendering it (for a dry test run, hasn’t been tested yet)
- Talk to Jake Howard, Peter Law, Oliver Wales.
- We can bump up the number of students participating from 30 to 50 or beyond.
- We could use remote compute servers.
Society tasks that need to be done¶
- Emphasis on doing meetings for freshers.
- firstname.lastname@example.org needs to be fixed.
- Power Boards: Waiting on approval for finance. Some components at Farnell are out of stock. The components need to be replaced.
- We can work to get the kit finished and prepare for SourceBots 2022 this academic year.
- Son has received some kit as part of the orders before the lockdown.
- We need to audit the kit database.