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Boulder Robosub
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Thu, 03/02/2017 - 5:51am

6.5.Battle Squid (Torpedo) Discussion

Would like to start by saying the different moorings is a very interesting evolution of the torpedo task.

The dark graphics on a white background give us concern that the torpedo task will be a repeat of 2014 RoboSub where the target board was indistinguishable from transdek walls. To eliminate the possibility of this we suggest that a colored border around the entire board be added.

Additionally in the images the squid graphic and the cut out borders are both red(ish), we suggest that the color of one or both be changed to ensure contrast between the cut out borders and the target graphics.

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Fri, 03/03/2017 - 9:37am

Squiddy McSquid


I'd rather not put a border around the entire board, since these may turn out to be cut outs in the shape of the squid and tentacle. I agree that the image of the squid is too close in color to the red border of the cutout. I'm open to changing the squid and tentacle to any color that would make a good contrast.

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John Macdonald
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Tue, 03/14/2017 - 3:14pm

Re: Cutout Borders

I think changing the color of the borders around the cutouts on the squid board from red to black would also address this concern, while also being easier to implement. The color of the borders on the tentacle board would remain unchanged.

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Fri, 03/17/2017 - 9:54pm

Border colors

I'm open to any colors for the squid and the border of the cut out.  If the cutout border is black, what color do you suggest the squid be?  Keep it reddish?

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Bumble Bee
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Fri, 03/31/2017 - 11:31am

Just wondering why black is

Just wondering why black is suggested for the cut outs since we would it to identify the holes...For underwater vision, attenuated colours will appear black(especially red goes first) and it may mix up with the background as well. Not to mention the cameras seeing the floor which may turn out black. We think obvious colours like yellow is ideal. Yellow would contrast well with red. Keep it a darker red would be good to make the difference more apparent. Of course a safer contrasting colour like green or blue(so we dont pick it up) would be great too 

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Bumble Bee
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Fri, 03/31/2017 - 11:35am

placement of torpedo boards

Had a look at the placement of the boards and for this year seems like the same arrangement as last year. So for last year, we had issues with us picking up both boards and the vehicle getting confused with which one to select cos they were so close. Is it possible for the boards to be placed further apart for this year?

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Sun, 04/02/2017 - 11:21pm


...similar arrangement the past multiple years.  Last year there were two different size squares with lettering above each.  What where you issues, so I can better understand?

Isn't that part of the challenge?  Determine which cutout to go for?  This year, the two sections should be better defined, since one will have just a tentacle, and one will have most of the giant squid.

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Sun, 04/16/2017 - 5:07pm

Squid / Tentacle

Here are better representations of the squid and tentacle.  The colors can be changed




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