ERL Edinburgh Preparation Day

Lisa picking up a drink from the bed
Lisa picking up a drink from the bed.

Saturday we landed in Edinburgh with quite a few problems on our travel. First we missed our connection train on the way to the airport, then we took a train one hour later which also got stuck due to a police operation. Initially we were supposed to be 3 hours early and in the end we came just in time. In Edinburgh we then went to the apartment and visited the city. On Sunday Tobias and Raphael were reassembling the robot with minor electrical issues while Mauricio has finished a paper.

Even after reconstructing there was quite a lot to set up in Lisa
Even after reconstructing there was quite a lot to set up in Lisa.

Today in the morning we went to the Heriot Watt University and were impressed by the lab. Immediately we started to assemble the complete and Lisa was alive quite fast. We started testing and everything went fine. The only issue was with the network, because the smart home shares the same IP address as our robot so we had issues to connect Lisa to the refbox network. But the organization changed the IP range of the refbox and the smart home and everything was fine from then.

Tiago cant take his eyes off her
Tiago cant take his eyes off her.

Tobias was testing Catering for Granny Annie and is was functioning, she even gripped an object, even so there was no real hand arm calibration done here. Now Tobias is figuring out how to connect to the network camera for the Welcoming Visitors task.

Tiago is still after her
Tiago is still after her.

Raphael tested Getting to Know my Home which was also going quite fine. Minor position adjustments needed to me made. After GPSR got a go the navigation test was tested. Currently Lisa is equipped with just one laser scanner that is used for mapping and the lower scanner for avoiding small obstacles is not mounted, this could be an issue for the actual test, but we’ll see. Also the following got confused by many false positive estimates for people.

Stay tuned. Our next post will come soon
Stay tuned. Our next post will come soon.