So there are a ton of articles out there on the theory of Reinforcement Learning, but very few with an actual application. I watched a few lectures from Berkley, and read a few articles by NVidia and thought, “Well, lets just give this a shot”. 8 hours later, this is what I had.
Herby V1 simply learns to go forward as much as possible while avoiding obstacles.
Welcome to my blog’s version of the #IDevThis project that will be coming out. This full series will be made available on instructables and channel9 once it has been completed as a full unit.
Pi for Brains Robot (aka Danger-Bot)
These days it seems like I’m always dealing with a robot, they are on the phone, in my car, at the grocery store, just about everywhere. It also seems like every single one of them had Pie for brains, because it just couldn’t do what I told it to. This project is going to build a robot that ACTUALLY has PI for brains! Get out your breadboards, your Raspberry Pis and follow along. We will use a high performance cross platform robotics framework, Cylon, Raspberry Pi, and an Arduino Robotics Kit to build this internet connected robot.
In an attempt to learn something that I can connect with a new crowd on, I’ve decided to pick up embedded systems, IoT, Robotics, whatever the cool kids are calling it these days. So I called up my buddies over at Intel and asked if they could ship me something useful. Boy did they ship me something fun! This article is all about playing with the Grove Starter Kit and Intel Edison + Arduino Board.