Hi, I was wandering if anyone has tried to have their robots work together to complet a task? An example would be one robot built to carry a hevy load, another robot that can unload the first and maybe one to visually monitor the others.My class project just turned into a two term class from a one term class. I'm planning to do just that, but do not know how program robots. I have two ez-b boards as of now, but I read you can have only five conected at a time. I thought about using my laptop and an old laptop I have so I could add five more to the mix and the system would have ten total. Is this even possible with the ez-b? To have them all work together? A friend who will help me with programing thinks I should go with arduino but I love how in a few weeks time with the ez-b I had a robot built and moving (also that is how I got the second term class added) but I don't fully understand what I'm doing yet.
I guess my question is when two or more ez-boards are conected to a laptop can they exchange information? Or another way to put it, can they react to each other if programed to do so? I very much want my laptop to be the hub that information is exchanged and sent back out to each ez-b.
I'm a design student and can build a robot all day long and twice on sunday, but stuggle with programing. I'm also the kind of person who jumps in without looking. So, I have a hexy that just came in, two wowwee roboquads, two robopets as well as a few others coming in soon. All ebay finds with a defect or two that made them cheap. I plan on using them as a base to my designs. Its cheaper and faster than starting form scratch. Any and all comments are welcome from that's crazy to that is never going to happen, I take it all in and go go with it, but if any can say as to how such a thing could be done I will be all ears.
I am aware of "swarm robotics" but not sure this is the same as I want to dictate to the robots what I want done through my laptop, but then they would work together to do it. It feels different because they would not make all the choices, just some. Example would be robot one is loaded and six inches from me (robot two) get ready to lift load off of robot one.
Thanks in advance for any comments,