[Bradley Ho]

[Bradley Ho]

The topic that my group will be trying to teach/demonstrate is the topic of robot exploration in uncharted areas. Currently, robots are now being commonly used in the field of science and exploration as useful tools for exploring and recording data of places that humans might not be able to normally go to. Since robots can withstand harsher climates and conditions than humans can as well as being able to accurately be programmed to follow human commands, they make for the perfect tools to explore. My program will engage the user by having them control the robot and navigate the robot through a maze. I will also have the user take a picture at certain points of the maze to simulate collecting data. My process for developing my human-computer interface will be to use a program similar to the robot_joystick.cpp program in which I have a circle type picture and depending on where the user clicks on the picture the robot will move accordingly. I will also have a side button for the user to click to take a picture. I will evaluate the human-computer interface by seeing how accurate the users are able to use the interface and how easy it is for them to control the robot. I will evaluate the user's interaction by seeing both how many times they cross the walls of the maze and how fast they are able to complete the maze. I will collect user interaction by timing the amount of time the user will take to complete the maze and storing it in an array, which will later by graphed. The graph will be displayed and will be my evaluation report.