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* Copyright (C) 2005-2011 LpzRobots development team *
* Georg Martius <georg dot martius at web dot de> *
* Frank Guettler <guettler at informatik dot uni-leipzig dot de *
* Frank Hesse <frank at nld dot ds dot mpg dot de> *
* Ralf Der <ralfder at mis dot mpg dot de> *
* *
* This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify *
* it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by *
* the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or *
* (at your option) any later version. *
* *
* This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, *
* but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of *
* GNU General Public License for more details. *
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* You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License *
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* Free Software Foundation, Inc., *
* 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA. *
* *
** Started on Mon Oct 22 10:50:47 2007 Georg Martius
** Last update Mon Oct 22 10:50:47 2007 Georg Martius
#include "plotoptionengine.h"
#include "backcaller.h"
#include "types.h"
#include "inspectable.h"
#include "configurable.h"
#include "randomgenerator.h"
#include <stdio.h>
#include <list>
#include <utility>
#include <string>
class AbstractController;
class AbstractWiring;
class Callbackable;
class WiredController;
/** The WiredController contains a controller and a wiring, which
connects the controller with the robot.
Additionally there are some ways to keep track of internal information.
You have the possibility to keep track of sensor values,
motor values and internal parameters of the controller with PlotOptions.
The name PlotOptions is a bit missleaded, it should be "OutputOptions",
however you can write the data into a file or send it to
visualisation tools like guilogger or neuronviz.
class WiredController : public Inspectable, public Configurable {
/** constructor. PlotOption as output setting.
noisefactor is used to set the relative noise strength of this agent
WiredController(const PlotOption& plotOption = PlotOption(NoPlot), double noisefactor = 1, const iparamkey& name = "WiredController", const paramkey& revision = "$ID");
/** constructor. A list of PlotOption can given.
noisefactor is used to set the relative noise strength of this agent
WiredController(const std::list<PlotOption>& plotOptions, double noisefactor = 1, const iparamkey& name = "WiredController", const paramkey& revision = "$ID");
/** destructor
virtual ~WiredController();
/** initializes the object with the given controller and wiring
and initializes the output options
It is also possible to provide a random seed,
if not given (0) rand() is used to create one
virtual bool init(AbstractController* controller, AbstractWiring* wiring,
int robotsensornumber, int robotmotornumber, RandGen* randGen=0);
/** Performs an step of the controller, which includes
pushing sensor values through the wiring,
controller step,
pushing controller outputs (= motorcommands) back through the wiring
@param sensors sensors inputs scaled to [-1,1]
@param sensornumber length of the sensor array
@param motors motors outputs. MUST have enough space for motor values!
@param motornumber length of the provided motor array
@param noise Noise strength.
@param time (optional) current simulation time (used for logging)
virtual void step(const sensor* sensors, int sensornumber,
motor* motors, int motornumber,
double noise, double time=-1);
/** Enables the motor babbling mode for given number of steps (typically 1000).
Optionally a controller can be
given that is used for the babbling (default is MotorBabbler) (deleted automatically).
During motor babbling the function motorbabbling of the normal controller is called instead of step.
The parameter fixRobot is intended for simulations
virtual void startMotorBabblingMode (int steps, AbstractController* babblecontroller = 0,
bool fixRobot = true);
virtual AbstractController* getMotorBabbler() { return motorBabbler; }
/** stops the motor babbling mode. */
virtual void stopMotorBabblingMode () { motorBabblingSteps = 0; }
/// returns true if in motorbabbling mode
virtual bool getMotorBabblingMode() { return motorBabblingSteps > 0; }
/** adds the PlotOptions to the list of plotoptions
If a plotoption with the same Mode exists, then the old one is deleted first
virtual PlotOption addPlotOption(PlotOption& plotoption);
/** adds a new PlotOption and initializes it
@see addPlotOption
virtual bool addAndInitPlotOption(PlotOption& plotOption);
/** removes the PlotOptions with the given type
@return true if sucessful, false otherwise
virtual bool removePlotOption(PlotMode mode);
write comment to output streams (PlotOptions). For instance changes in parameters.
virtual void writePlotComment(const char* cmt);
/** Returns a pointer to the controller.
virtual AbstractController* getController() { return controller;}
virtual const AbstractController* getController() const { return controller;}
/** Returns a pointer to the wiring.
virtual AbstractWiring* getWiring() { return wiring;}
* Plots controller sensor- and motorvalues and internal controller parameters.
* @param time simulation time
virtual void plot(double time);
AbstractController* controller;
AbstractWiring* wiring;
/// number of sensors of robot
int rsensornumber;
/// number of motors of robot
int rmotornumber;
/// number of sensors of comntroller
int csensornumber;
/// number of motors of comntroller
int cmotornumber;
/// factor that is muliplied with noise stength
double noisefactor;
motor *cmotors;
sensor *csensors;
void internInit();
AbstractController* motorBabbler;
int motorBabblingSteps;
PlotOptionEngine plotEngine;
bool initialised;
std::list<Callbackable* > callbackables;
long int t;
#endif /* !WIREDCONTROLLER_H_ */
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