Re: [Pyro-users] STALL / multiple-robot problem

2006-11-29 Thread Douglas S. Blank
Just updating this thread in the mailing list: The problem turned out to be an incorrect bounding box on the robots. The bounding box is what actually checks to see if a robot crashes into something. The bounding box is just four lines to check for intersection in the simulated world. The

Re: [Pyro-users] Named Conx IO

2006-11-30 Thread Douglas S. Blank
Chris, Yes, this should work if you get the format of the inputs/targets just right. (But, this isn't using the pattern feature of Conx; you're just using the named layer method.) Here is AND again, but notice the list inside the dicts: from pyrobot.brain.conx import * # create network net

Re: [Pyro-users] new map

2006-11-30 Thread Douglas S. Blank
Jaime Lopez wrote: Hi pyrobot users, I would like to add a new map into pyrobot, I mean, I want to use the robots inside pyrobot on a new map designed by me (a kind of labyrinth). Anyone can give me some points how to do that? Thanks in advance. Jamie, This is what we would call a world

Re: [Pyro-users] path question

2006-12-01 Thread Douglas S. Blank
On Fri, December 1, 2006 1:02 am, belinda thom said: I decided to go the PYTHONPATH route (in tcsh); it works perfectly--- thanks! On Nov 30, 2006, at 7:23 PM, Douglas S. Blank wrote: For example, if you have pyrobot in your home directory you could do this in bash: export PYTHONPATH

[Pyro-users] Pyro simulator bug fix

2006-12-03 Thread Douglas S. Blank
to the big screen...) Any way, try it out. This was big problem when trying to evolve robots, and they kept getting out of their boxes. -Doug -- Douglas S. Blank Associate Professor, Bryn Mawr College http://cs.brynmawr.edu/~dblank/ Office: 610 526 601

Re: [Pyro-users] Pyro simulator bug fix

2006-12-03 Thread Douglas S. Blank
3, 2006, at 2:41 PM, Douglas S. Blank wrote: The short story is that you can get updated versions of Pyro from cvs: http://pyrorobotics.org/?page=PyroDeveloperCVS Glad to hear you've figured this out :-)! (When playing w/various configurations, I have occasionally seen robots outside

Re: [Pyro-users] Conx with Reinforcement Learning

2006-12-19 Thread Douglas S. Blank
Chris S wrote: Can a Conx NN currently be trained via reinforcement learning techniques, such as TD(lambda)? Chris, Yes, there is the beginning of some support in Conx for similar techniques. You can at least use this as an example. Take a look at the SigmaNetwork in pyrobot/brain/conx.py.

Re: [Pyro-users] Conx with Reinforcement Learning

2007-01-28 Thread Douglas S. Blank
Chris Spencer wrote: On 12/19/06, Douglas S. Blank [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Chris, Yes, there is the beginning of some support in Conx for similar techniques. You can at least use this as an example. Take a look at the SigmaNetwork in pyrobot/brain/conx.py. It is an example of a type of CRBP

Re: [Pyro-users] Using Bumpers

2007-03-07 Thread Douglas S. Blank
Andrew, Have you looked over the the curriculum materials: http://pyrorobotics.org/?page=PyroCurriculum especially the section on your own hardware: http://pyrorobotics.org/?page=Interfacing_20Your_20Own_20Robot You can start at the beginning, too, which might help: http://pyrorobotics.org/

Re: [Pyro-users] passing information into pyro via command line

2007-03-09 Thread Douglas S. Blank
://emergent.brynmawr.edu/mailman/listinfo/pyro-users -- Douglas S. Blank Associate Professor, Bryn Mawr College http://cs.brynmawr.edu/~dblank/ Office: 610 526 6501 ___ Pyro-users mailing list Pyro-users@pyrorobotics.org http://emergent.brynmawr.edu/mailman/listinfo

Re: [Pyro-users] passing information into pyro via command line

2007-03-12 Thread Douglas S. Blank
Douglas S. Blank wrote: Belinda, I don't remember the details, but I know that pyrobot stores the string argument to -a in gui.engine.args . You'll have to parse it, maybe something like: args = gui.engine.args.split(,) for a in args: name, value = a.split.(=) I forget how you get the gui

Re: [Pyro-users] Re: subsumption experiments

2007-03-14 Thread Douglas S. Blank
Belinda commented: As an alternative, I tried to run two pyrobot simulators at the same time, one running each robot. But I then ran into socket address complaints. You shouldn't have any problem with running multiple copies of the simulator, given that each simulated robot is listening on

Re: [Pyro-users] sensor data, value versus distance

2007-03-15 Thread Douglas S. Blank
On Thu, March 15, 2007 7:57 pm, belinda thom said: Hi, I've read thru the Sensors module on the Wiki, which provides a lot of useful information. However, I'm still uncertain what the answer is to the question that originally led me there, so I thought I'd try the list. If I do something

Re: [Pyro-users] light sensor questions

2007-03-16 Thread Douglas S. Blank
; we just need to take them and their answers and put them into the documentation.) -Doug Many thanks, --b ___ Pyro-users mailing list Pyro-users@pyrorobotics.org http://emergent.brynmawr.edu/mailman/listinfo/pyro-users -- Douglas S. Blank

Re: [Pyro-users] light sensor questions

2007-03-16 Thread Douglas S. Blank
On Fri, March 16, 2007 4:28 pm, belinda thom said: Your answers are at least as good as my questions :-). :) Thanks! On Mar 16, 2007, at 4:17 AM, Douglas S. Blank wrote: but I'm unsure what this means (the robots I'm using are ones I inherited from Lisa's asst, there doesn't appear

Re: [Pyro-users] Re: subsumption experiments

2007-03-16 Thread Douglas S. Blank
Simulator's addTrail method (I've tried doing robot.found in there but Python complains). Any pointers? --b -- Douglas S. Blank Associate Professor, Bryn Mawr College http://cs.brynmawr.edu/~dblank/ Office: 610 526 6501 ___ Pyro-users mailing

Re: [Pyro-users] conx questions

2007-04-03 Thread Douglas S. Blank
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Re: [Pyro-users] GAFindBlobNNProgram.py error

2007-04-14 Thread Douglas S. Blank
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Re: [Pyro-users] Simulate a robot with a pen?

2007-04-17 Thread Douglas S. Blank
Yes. You can see a simulated robot's path using the Pyrobot Simulator. You can turn on the path from the menu: View - Path (which is a toggle on/off). -Doug Jennifer Kay wrote: Is there any type of simulated robot in Pyro that can drop a pen to draw the path it has traveled? Thanks, --

Re: [Pyro-users] Summer Robotics Workshops?

2007-04-24 Thread Douglas S. Blank
Mike, Congrats on the new program! Look forward to hearing more about it. We don't have a Pyro workshop this summer, but there is a workshop related to robotics and education, and some Alice workshops that I know of. First, Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) will be in Atlanta, June 27-30.

Re: [Pyro-users] Creating devices for processes that take a while...

2007-07-17 Thread Douglas S. Blank
Susan Fox wrote: Hi, there, I am working to integrate Monte Carlo Localization into my Pyro robot. Because the localization code bogs down the brain, I was trying to use the model from the Advanced Devices page for the LogicDevice. The example suggests using a separate process for the

Re: [Pyro-users] -e: orden no encontrada

2007-07-24 Thread Douglas S. Blank
Follow-up to why this is broken on the latest Ubuntu: On Ubuntu, the default /bin/sh changed from pointing to /bin/bash to the new /bin/dash. Dash is supposed to be faster, and more modern. It also uses the new echo (from 2004) which does not allow options. Two possible fixes: 1) change

Re: [Pyro-users] Stage shutting down...

2007-08-02 Thread Douglas S. Blank
Susan Fox wrote: Hi, I'm having a bit of trouble with a GUI I wanted to attach to my pyro brain. At the moment I'm using the stage simulator to test the brain. I implemented the user interface as a device that creates a separate thread, and opens a Tkinter window through that thread. It

Re: [Pyro-users] joystick in pyro

2007-08-23 Thread Douglas S. Blank
George Hall wrote: Hi again, New issue, so a new thread. Do I need to do something special to make the software joystick in pyrobot work? I am able to successfully use playerjoy from the command line, as well as typing things like robot.translate(.5) in the command input within pyrobot.

Re: [Pyro-users] Re: Streaming Video

2007-09-05 Thread Douglas S. Blank
Richard, Try changing line 81 of pyrobot/camera/__init__.py from: Device.__init__(self, 'camera', async = 1) to: Device.__init__(self, 'camera', async = 0) and see if that makes any difference. -Doug Finog wrote: Finog wrote: I'm using the Aibo ERS-7M3 with Pyro and have been unable to

Re: [Pyro-users] Tkinter error Thread.__init__() not called on pyro 4.9.3 under Mac OS X Tiger

2007-10-18 Thread Douglas S. Blank
Does this command work (all one line): python bin/pyrobot -s PyrobotSimulator -w VacuumCleanerWorld.py -r PyrobotRobot6 -b Test I just ran with Pyrobot version 5.0.0 and it worked, but I can't think of anything that would not work on 4.9.3 Mac (but I haven't tried it). Anyone else

Re: [Pyro-users] Using the SRN

2007-10-25 Thread Douglas S. Blank
Dieter, You can use as long of sequences as you want, even from a file. See, for example, the section on off-line learning here: http://pyrorobotics.org/?page=Building_20Neural_20Networks_20using_20Conx or http://pyrorobotics.org/?page=Robot_20Learning_20using_20Neural_20Networks You can use

Re: [Pyro-users] One More Non-GUI Problem

2007-10-29 Thread Douglas S. Blank
On Mon, October 29, 2007 8:20 pm, John Mark Swafford said: Dear Users, Thanks for you suggestions so far; they have been very helpful. Unfortunately I am still having problems getting my pyrobot code to work directly from my python program without the GUI. I believe I am very close to

Re: [Pyro-users] current robot position

2008-01-15 Thread Douglas S. Blank
Jaime Lopez Carvajal wrote: Hi friends, I am wondering how can I got the robot current position, in a way the robot moves taking this into account. I want to try different brains (fuzzy logic, neural net, ga, etc) on just one world at time, to compare which one drives more efficient (lest

Re: [Pyro-users] Circular room

2008-02-08 Thread Douglas S. Blank
Xander Soldaat wrote: Hi there, I'm using the 2D TkSimulator together with a Pioneer robot for my virtual robot project. I am trying to create a circular room, rather than the standard box shaped one. I tried using just sim.drawOval(0,0, 4,4), but that doesn't seem to work the same as a

Re: [Pyro-users] Pyrobot on OSX 10.5

2008-03-21 Thread Douglas S. Blank
for stage. -Doug Any help would be appreciated. Dave ___ Pyro-users mailing list Pyro-users@pyrorobotics.org http://emergent.brynmawr.edu/mailman/listinfo/pyro-users -- Douglas S. Blank Associate Professor, Bryn Mawr College http

Re: [Pyro-users] Cannot import name colorMap

2008-03-22 Thread Douglas S. Blank
be appreciated. Dave ___ Pyro-users mailing list Pyro-users@pyrorobotics.org http://emergent.brynmawr.edu/mailman/listinfo/pyro-users -- Douglas S. Blank Associate Professor, Bryn Mawr College http://cs.brynmawr.edu/~dblank/ Office: 610 526 6501

Re: [Pyro-users] CTRNN code crashing simulator

2008-03-26 Thread Douglas S. Blank
Dave Zoltok wrote: I'm trying to set up my simulator to operate robots using a simple continuous-time recurrent neural network. At the moment I'm just configuring it by setting all of the parameters by hand; the settings below should allow the robot to chase after lights similar to a

[Pyro-users] Numeric memory leak work-around

2008-04-03 Thread Douglas S. Blank
For those that use the neural network package (conx.py) in Pyro, you might want to update from the latest Pyrobot 5.0.0 (either from tar file, or CVS). We recently found a memory leak in modern Numeric versions and have provided a work-around in our code. (The problem was a memory leak in the

Re: [Pyro-users] Help required for rcsoccersim-9.3.7 installation on Ubuntu

2008-05-14 Thread Douglas S. Blank
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Re: [Pyro-users] Anyone using Roomba?

2008-07-21 Thread Douglas S. Blank
Boutell, Matthew R wrote: I am designing a new robotics programming class at our Institute, and currently am trying to use pyro to control a Roomba. Does anyone have any experience with using Roombas in the classroom? Hi Matt, We (at BMC) haven't used Roombas in the classroom yet... but are

Re: [Pyro-users] Defining robot colors using RGB

2008-07-25 Thread Douglas S. Blank
Dave Zoltok wrote: Hi! I'm working on an experiment that requires robots to change the colour of the light bulb they contain. Is there a way to assign a robot a color using the 0-255 RGB values in the color map? Or alternately, to look up the closest match to the values that are produced by

[Pyro-users] Pyro 5.0 Yum Repository for Fedora 9

2008-10-20 Thread Douglas S. Blank
I've just updated our Python Robotics RPM to Pyro 5.0. This means that you can install Pyro with yum install pyrobot and it will stay updated as we change it. Below, you'll find the instructions for setting up the repository. I didn't get the old versions of player/stage/gazebo to work with

Re: [Pyro-users] Problems with V4LCamera

2008-10-20 Thread Douglas S. Blank
that this is the problem to begin with... -Doug Brad On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 11:43 AM, Douglas S. Blank [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Bradford Barr wrote: Hey all, I'm new to Pyro, and I'm having some issues with the V4LCamera. When I run a Test robot

[Pyro-users] Calling all patches!

2009-01-26 Thread Douglas S. Blank
, and Christophe Nowicki---thanks! Also, if you have any issues, please let me know those too. If I have missed any patches, or you need to send those in, please let me know. Thanks! -Doug PS - the most current code is version 5.0.1 in SVN at http://svn.cs.brynmawr.edu/pyrobot -- Douglas S

[Pyro-users] [Fwd: Pyrobot on x86_64]

2009-02-26 Thread Douglas S. Blank
(it is the distro I use) Best regards, T. This message was sent using IMP, the Internet Messaging Program. -- Douglas S. Blank Director, Institute for Personal Robots in Education (IPRE) http://www.roboteducation.org Chair, and Associate

Re: [Pyro-users] bulb error pyrobot 5.0

2009-03-25 Thread Douglas S. Blank
Looks like the interface is actually: robot.bulb[0].setBrightness(40) (I'm looking at the fireflies world in that directory). Let us know if that doesn't work. -Doug Hi all does anybody have any advice on this? One of our students is attempting to set the brightness on a bulb on a robot.

Re: [Pyro-users] Re: Pyro-users Digest, Vol 60, Issue 1

2009-03-26 Thread Douglas S. Blank
sides of the interface parallel... sigh... next time!] Only one bulb per robot, it appears. -Doug regards Matt ___ Pyro-users mailing list Pyro-users@pyrorobotics.org http://emergent.brynmawr.edu/mailman/listinfo/pyro-users -- Douglas S

Re: [Pyro-users] Stage error with Pyro 5.0.0

2009-04-27 Thread Douglas S. Blank
Hi all hope someone can help with this? Matt, You might want to try Pyro 5.0.2 out of SVN. It has many enhancements (thanks to Jim Marshall) for working with Player/Stage, Macs, and other fixes. Try: cd to-where-you-want-to-install svn co http://svn.cs.brynmawr.edu/pyrobot/trunk pyrobot cd

Re: [Pyro-users] Stage error with Pyro 5.0.0

2009-04-27 Thread Douglas S. Blank
You might still want to check out Pyro 5.0.2, but I see that the error is: ImportError: /usr/lib64/python2.4/site-packages/_playerc.so: undefined symbol: playerc_client_set_request_timeout You might try the following: $ python Python 2.5.1 (r251:54863, Jun 15 2008, 18:24:51) [GCC 4.3.0

Re: [Pyro-users] installing pyro on ubuntu 7.10

2009-05-06 Thread Douglas S. Blank
how do I install pyro on ubuntu 7.10? Perhaps the easiest way is to: svn co http://svn.cs.brynmawr.edu/pyrobot/trunk pyrobot cd pyrobot make bin/pyrobot -Doug tom_a_sparks Enjoy a safer web experience. Upgrade to the new Internet Explorer 8 optimised for Yahoo!7. Get it now.

Re: [Pyro-users] installing pyro on ubuntu 7.10

2009-05-07 Thread Douglas S. Blank
tom_a_sparks said: so how do I enable ever feature? You should be asked a series of questions when you run make regarding directories and options. Answer 'y' to those that you want. and where do I download the extras? Depends on what you want. The most common are: 1. Player/Stage/Gazebo.

[Pyro-users] Re: Message fell into the ether...

2009-07-27 Thread Douglas S. Blank
Hi, Doug, I sent a message to the pyro-users mailing list about a week ago, and it hasn't come through. Is there something going on with it? Or is it perhaps that I am no longer listed as a member? Hmmm... looks like something is broken -Doug Susan -- Susan Fox

[Pyro-users] Using Electronic Tangibles to Promote Learning

2009-07-27 Thread Douglas S. Blank
...@andrew.cmu.edu by October 2nd, 2009. -- -- Douglas S. Blank Director, Institute for Personal Robots in Education (IPRE) http://www.roboteducation.org Chair, and Associate Professor, Computer Science, Bryn Mawr College http://cs.brynmawr.edu/~dblank (610

Re: [Pyro-users] Fwd: Pyrobot, Player/Stage, and Ubuntu 8.0...

2009-08-05 Thread Douglas S. Blank
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Re: [Pyro-users] Progress, but still some problems using Hemisson over serial port

2010-10-11 Thread Douglas S. Blank
Again my apologies to spamming you guys. At least someone's using the stuff, yes? Yes! :) I switched machines (still running the same pyro live knoppix CD) and now my code works (phew). Though sometimes it appears (and this is true with the joystick interface too) that the Hemisson isn't

Re: [Pyro-users] Hemisson Help

2010-10-11 Thread Douglas S. Blank
And my output looks promising: front ir: 0.5 moving ... front ir: 0.5 moving ... front ir: 0.5 moving ... front ir: 0.5 moving ... front ir: 0.5 moving ... front ir: 0.49853372434 moving ... front ir: 0.477028347996 moving ... front ir: 0.379276637341 stopping front ir:

Re: [Pyro-users] Using Pyro with a Hemisson without Bluetooth (more info)

2010-10-11 Thread Douglas S. Blank
Just for completeness: Is it possible to use Pyro with a Hemisson without bluetooth? Yes. Either way, it is a serial connection. I used the Hemisson Uploader to download the updated control program and then plugged the hemisson into my machine via the serial cable. I use the knoppix CD.

Re: [Pyro-users] Pyro with a Pioneer

2010-11-08 Thread Douglas S. Blank
Have pulled out my antique Pioneer and want to use Pyro with it. After some serious fussing, I've determined that sometime in the last n years the hard drive died. I've got a new hard drive, but I'm not sure what to install OS-wise. Can anyone else tell me what you've used Pyro with on a

Re: [Pyro-users] Pyro 5 install on Windows

2010-11-16 Thread Douglas S. Blank
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[Pyro-users] Pyro updated to work on Ubuntu 10.10

2010-11-17 Thread Douglas S. Blank
Due to popular demand, I just updated Pyro a bit to work with Ubuntu 10.10. In 5 steps: 1. sudo apt-get install libjpeg62-dev swig 2. svn co svn.cs.brynmawr.edu/pyrobot/trunk pyrobot 3. cd pyrobot 4. make 5. bin/pyrobot Does not work with Python 3. You can find more details here:

Re: [Pyro-users] Pyrobot simulator: are there any objects that a gripper can hold?

2010-12-01 Thread Douglas S. Blank
, -- Jennie -- Douglas S. Blank Associate Professor, Computer Science, Bryn Mawr College http://cs.brynmawr.edu/~dblank (610)526-6501 ___ Pyro-users mailing list Pyro-users@pyrorobotics.org http://emergent.brynmawr.edu/mailman/listinfo/pyro-users

[Pyro-users] Re: Wumpus world

2011-04-05 Thread Douglas S. Blank
images when we migrated from CVS to SVN, but those have been fixed thanks to Debbie Burhans. You can get those images from: http://svn.cs.brynmawr.edu/viewvc/pyrobot/trunk/images/ Click each image link, and then (download) saving (as root) into /usr/local/pyrobot/images/. -Doug -- Douglas S

Re: [Pyro-users] reinforcement learning

2011-05-04 Thread Douglas S. Blank
238 5406 ___ Pyro-users mailing list Pyro-users@pyrorobotics.org http://emergent.brynmawr.edu/mailman/listinfo/pyro-users -- Douglas S. Blank Associate Professor, Computer Science, Bryn Mawr College http://cs.brynmawr.edu/~dblank (610)526-6501