Archive for the ‘Robotics’ Category

ROSCon 2012

I started learning ROS (the Robot Operating System) some time ago and I have to say it is an awesome system. It makes it very easy to reuse code for robotic projects and to benefit from tons of work done in robotics so far.

ROSCon 2012

ROSCon 2012

When I saw that Willow Garage (and now the OSRF) organized ROSCon, a ROS developer conference, I couldn’t help but assist. Needless to say, it was a blast, I had the chance to learn a lot, and got a bunch of robotic swag.

See the slideshow below for some pictures of the talks , robots and Saint Paul (MN), the city where it took place.

Interview on CBC Spark

I was very lucky to have been interviewed by Nora Young for Spark, a CBC podcast about new technologies. This news is a bit late though because this was for the March 25th edition of the show, but nonetheless, I think it is good to document it here.

Nora Young From CBC Spark

Nora Young From CBC Spark

You can listen to the  full interview here. It is about MyRobots.com and the concept of a social network for robots.

I’m On New Scientist!

New Scientist - 21/01/2012

New Scientist - 21/01/2012

This is a bit late so you can skip it if you already know it. I was interviewed and featured in an article about the future of robotics on the New Scientist magazine from January 2012. The article was written by the awesome Celeste Biever.

New Scientist article

New Scientist article

Needless to say, I am truly humbled to have been quoted among so many amazing roboticists including Andrew Ng (my dear ML Class professor).

Nao 1337 Uses Wolfram Alpha Knowledge

Wolfram|Alpha Knowledge Engine

Wolfram|Alpha Knowledge Engine

Using the Google Speech-to-Text behaviour, I created an interface to access the Wolfram|Alpha knowledge engine through Nao 1337. As shown in the video below, Nao can now be used to answer very important existential questions about memes.

You can download the code in the project page at the Developer Program site.

Nao Hold Hands Behaviour

Nao Holds my HandIf you remember, for last year’s Robot Film Festival, Nao 1337 walked the red carpet by holding my hand. I took some time in order to better document the behaviour, improve it a bit and make a video description of it that you can see below.

Of course, you can find the code and the project page at the Developer Program Site.

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