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    How do you make an object, such as a robot, move from left to right and forward and back?

    With copeg's tip,
    I'm constructing a robot that has to move from right to left and forward and back.
    My teacher has given us a sort of base code to start with, but since I don't know how to make a "robot" move, I haven't added to it yet.

    package lab4;
    public class RobotTest {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
     
        // TODO: construct a robot and move it around. Make it run out of
        // battery power, then recharge it and continue. Make the robot end 
        // where it begins. Call the method print below (repeatedly) to 
        // monitor the state of your robot.
      }
     
      private static void print(Robot r) {
        // TODO: print the state of the specified robot to the console.
        // This method calls methods on the specified robot object r.
        // For example, r.getX() gets the X coordinate of the robot r,
        // which this method can then print, along with other such info.
      }
    }

    This took me a really long time to understand what he was asking.
    Last edited by mlan; February 15th, 2010 at 10:02 PM.


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    Default Re: movement

    It's probably got a remote control. If it doesn't work, try changing the batteries. Otherwise, you
    could just pick it up and move it around, making robot noises (like BZZZT, or VWEEE-OO) with your mouth.

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    Default Re: movement

    Quote Originally Posted by Shambolic View Post
    It's probably got a remote control. If it doesn't work, try changing the batteries. Otherwise, you
    could just pick it up and move it around, making robot noises (like BZZZT, or VWEEE-OO) with your mouth.
    Uh.... I meant for a program....
    I have to construct a program for a robot that moves around and its position and battery life are recorded back to the public.

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    Default Re: movement

    The previous response was a roundabout way of saying the info you gave was very vague and nondescript. If you wish to get more input to help you, you need to provide a LOT more context, and preferably code.

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    Default Re: movement

    Quote Originally Posted by copeg View Post
    The previous response was a roundabout way of saying the info you gave was very vague and nondescript. If you wish to get more input to help you, you need to provide a LOT more context, and preferably code.
    Thanks, I'll modify it.