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to demonstrate the convergence time to the global average, and then the divergence from the
global average due to communications errors. Make two plots. One plot should show the 12
global average estimates, one from each robot, on the same plot. Make a second plot with all the
data combined that shows the global mean and variance over time.
Write a 1.5 page report. Explicate the sources of error and potential utility of these algorithms
in real applications. Explain the differences in the errors from agreement with messages and
agreement with physical quantities. Conjecture if any message-passing algorithm can compute
a perfect global average on these robots. Provide a strong counter argument if it is not possible,
or an algorithm sketch if it is. The sketch can be short, around 2-3 lines. Note the advantages and
disadvantages of this perfect algorithm, if it exists. 3 ver: 2009-01-31b...
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