Saturday, May 19, 2012

DEAF festival & final exhibition

Last thursday we were at DEAF festival, where we presented our project and met Cesar Harada and some other members of Protei.

As a very cool present, we got an actual oil boom to test with.

Also, we are nearing the end of our semester and are therefore presenting our work at our final exhibition at TU/e. We will be presenting our work on Thursday June 7th, form 9.30 to 11.30 and on Friday june 8th from 13.30 to 15.30 in the Next Nature Theme (that is in the purple space on the 4th floor of the main building of TU Eindhoven) you are very welcome to come visit us and see our work.

Thanks for reading,


Friday, May 11, 2012

Swarm Models in Netlogo

 Hi There!

As many of you are aware, Protei wants to build an autonomous sailing fleet. For this dream to come true, Protei requires models of swarm behaviour, in order to predict what would happen to their fleet without actually trying it out with a possible result of crashing.

Keeping this thought in mind, I started developing a Swarm Model Testing Area, using a powerful engine called Netlogo. That said, I would like to share with you the first version of this model, and I would like to ask you to share your thoughts on it. Before you ask: Yes, it is a work in progress and no, the boats do not have a clue where they are going (yet). The next version (probably finished by sunday) will include flocking behaviour by the boats. By following the next link, you can access the model and start playing about!

The Swarm Model

Also, a Version log is available here: Version Log

Bear in mind that the dropping of oil isn't considered light-weight by this engine. It might take a while before the model reacts again. I am looking into that.



Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Final Next Nature Presentations

 Although we have a couple of weeks left in our project, we had the final Next Nature presentations last friday. This was a nice chance to receive some feedback we where able to process in the last weeks of the project.

 Part 1
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Between part 1 and 2 are a few seconds missing.

Part 2
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Kind regards,