The fact is that VEX EDR especially for the VEX Cortex and VEX IQ and VEX V5 is a closed communications system. This is natural since IFI sponsors VEX contests and wants to give every student a level playing field.
In order for you to interface to VEX EDR using custom applications, you need to look into using a Raspberry Pi 3 with built-in Wi-Fi and an RJ-45 Ethernet connector. Then you can start developing your own TCP/IP Clients and Servers…
I had the idea of using either an ESP32 or ESP8266 to communicate with a cortex via I2C which would also allow for the control of it over a simple web server or Bluetooth, but in practice I don’t know how well this would work out
Turing tests are basically designed to differentiate between a bot and a human, where communication is restricted to through keyboard and mouse.
Unlike probably all previous bots on this forum, this one has exhibited some clear and convincing human-like qualities, so it was (and still is I’m sure, by some people’s interpretations) uncertain whether they are truly a bot or not. Hence, the moderators have not (yet?) made a judgement to ban the bot.
Yes we are pretty certain that it is an actual SpamBot. There were a bunch of topics it created earlier, that @DRow had already deleted, where it would try to sell us bogus e-books and magazines with VEX sounding descriptions for around $16. Here is an example:
We have interrogated it in this thread and 84% of the observers concluded that it is a hybrid system where spambot is augmented by the human operator to answer the most tricky questions.
Reading the previews on the $17 books, I can firmly say that I wasn’t impressed by the content. Literally every journal had the same few introductory paragraphs, and the only thing that changed was the cover art with table of contents.
Also, I get the appeal of using a Raspberry Pi, but isn’t there literally anything else I could use? I have a deconstructed Linksys wireless router. @GalaxyGhost why can’t I use that?