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Wednesday, April 26 • 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Androids Dream Of Electric Mice: Navigating Mazes With Anki’s Cozmo

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Understanding and optimizing algorithms are cornerstones of computer science. Teaching these concepts can be a challenge for educators, due to the difficulty of creating effective visualizations. For example, educators often demonstrate maze-solving algorithms via two-dimensional computer simulations, in which a disc navigates a maze. Using Anki’s Cozmo robot, we have developed software that navigates through a maze using pledge, coin-flip, wall-follower, and Trémaux’s algorithm. Using this software, we are able to visually complete a maze and compare the runtimes of each algorithm. In order to properly test the software, we had external testers create their own mazes, and run each algorithm on the resulting maze.

Wednesday April 26, 2017 1:00pm - 1:20pm PDT
125 Rhoades-Robinson Hall

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