Recently I came to the conclusion that my approach when testing is spread across most of my activities. It’s common for our work life to influence our mindset. The job-specific skills one develops remain in use when changing our environment. I find it hard switching them on only from 9AM to 6PM. Nothing new so far. So why bother reading this blog post? Due to its nature I believe that software testing is a very special activity. It involves a lot of unknowns which require mechanisms to deal with them. Then further mechanisms are needed to understand if the existing mechanisms are suitable in the current context. Below are some ideas picked up when testing. Let’s see how they changed my view of …
Robot-sumo, or pepe-sumo is a sport in which two robots attempt to push each other out of a circle/ring (in a similar fashion to the sport of sumo).
The robots used in this competition are called sumoBots.
The challengesfor the sumoBot are:
- to find the opponent (accomplished with IR [infrared], Ultrasound, Presence sensors)
- to push it out of the flat arena
- to avoid leaving the arena (usually by means of a sensor that detects the edge, e.g BW [Black & White] sensors)
Standardclass sumoBots: …