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==Success Criteria==
 
==Success Criteria==
decision on the scale
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Decide on the scale of the arena for the ants
- how fast are ants moving
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*how fast are ants moving - how long does it take for the ants to find something
- how fast does this compare to human movements
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*how fast does this compare to human movements
Material
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*how many turns/intersections do we want in the environment
Think how the avatar of the human can be incorporated
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Material
Feedback with human environment so the two are matching
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Think how the avatar of the human can be incorporated
Decide on the lay-out/design of the map
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Feedback with human environment so the two are matching
Prepare digitally (lasercut files)
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Decide on the lay-out/design of the map
Building the actual environment
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Prepare digitally (lasercut files)
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Building the actual environment
  
 
==Deciding on one material==
 
==Deciding on one material==
 
* wood
 
* wood
* plexiglas (most logic option because of visibility)
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* ''' plexiglas (most logic option because of visibility)'''
 
* tubes min. 6mm
 
* tubes min. 6mm
* gel (more natural option)
 
 
* Laserpointers for human avatar
 
* Laserpointers for human avatar
 
* small robot for human avatar
 
* small robot for human avatar
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Combine ideas with people that are dealing with the virtual environment: after 2 weeks
 
Combine ideas with people that are dealing with the virtual environment: after 2 weeks
 
'''*A lot of things are depending on decision of other groups'''
 
'''*A lot of things are depending on decision of other groups'''
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First testing with speed of the ants.
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A track of 60 cm (without the dead ends, this is just the distance to the goal) with 3 intersections was accomplished in an average time of: 90 sec
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Compared to humans:
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Humans walk 1.5 m/s
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That would mean that in 90 seconds they can cover a distance of 135 meters.
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Meaning that every 45 meters you would have a route decision making point.
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The frequency of the route-decision making points is something we can use in order to make decisions about how big the field should be in the end.

Revision as of 17:23, 7 May 2017

Success Criteria

Decide on the scale of the arena for the ants

  • how fast are ants moving - how long does it take for the ants to find something
  • how fast does this compare to human movements
  • how many turns/intersections do we want in the environment

Material Think how the avatar of the human can be incorporated Feedback with human environment so the two are matching Decide on the lay-out/design of the map Prepare digitally (lasercut files) Building the actual environment

Deciding on one material

  • wood
  • plexiglas (most logic option because of visibility)
  • tubes min. 6mm
  • Laserpointers for human avatar
  • small robot for human avatar
  • projection

Activities

  • Do experiments to test out the scale
  • do experiments with materials
  • build

Risks

  • The scale is a risk factor because synchronizing can be hard.

Solve by testing it.

  • the environment should be ant-friendly and make sure they cannot escape

Time

Scale

  • experiments for the scale: first two weeks

Combine ideas with people that are dealing with the virtual environment: after 2 weeks *A lot of things are depending on decision of other groups


First testing with speed of the ants. A track of 60 cm (without the dead ends, this is just the distance to the goal) with 3 intersections was accomplished in an average time of: 90 sec

Compared to humans: Humans walk 1.5 m/s That would mean that in 90 seconds they can cover a distance of 135 meters. Meaning that every 45 meters you would have a route decision making point.

The frequency of the route-decision making points is something we can use in order to make decisions about how big the field should be in the end.