The Power Of Connectedness

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Connectedness is crucial for successful leadership and mentoring since it directly leads to a sense of responsibility. The feeling of connectedness can be cu...

Stop Retyping Commands

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Stop retyping the same commands over and over again! Make your computer do some work for you and put some of those GBs of storage and compute power to good u...

minimalism

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Find out what is important to you and let go of everything else. (paraphrased from Joshua Becker)

Transformation Cookbook

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Rigid body transformations can be a source for confusion and mistakes in theoretical and practical settings. Rotations alone can be represented in a variety...

Simple Research Journal

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Writing down insights and conclusions from things I read is my way of processing them more deeply. In the past I have been struggling with just how and where...

My first year of graduate studies at MIT

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Wow its already 3 months since my second year at MIT started – time is flying (originally when I started writing the article I had 3 weeks here). There are s...

How to dim a LED for Human Perception

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There are a lot of webpages describing the actual process of dimming a LED light using Pulse-with Modulation (PWM). The general idea is to switch the LED com...

Project “Easter Egg Hunt”

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Final project with Edward Macdonalds, Daniel Pickem and Kunal Muchhala in Ayanna Howard’s class ‘Autonomous Control of Robotic Systems’ at Georgia Tech. In a...

rEIzor

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I lead the development of a fast line-following robot. The robot achieved nearly 1 m/s on the line while handling branches and intersections. Our team won th...

Holomove - exploring omnidirectionality

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Holomove is a robot with omnidirectional driving capability due to its three omni-wheels. The aim was to enable omnidirectional visual sensing as well, which...

Kno.2Bot for Roboking 2006

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Kno.2Bot had a localization system based on its odometry and was able to correct its position from distance measurements to the walls of the known playground...

Kno.0Bot for Roboking 2007

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Kno.0Bot was designed to collect wooden bricks from a special location on a playground and to bring them to a predefined location. To get to that goal the ro...

Ca3505 Robot

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Ca3505 is a small robot that was able to collect tea lights on a playground and retrieve them to its base. It used infrared distance sensors and a magnetic f...

Roboking 2005 Robot

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This robot was constructed for the Roboking 2005 at the TU Chemnitz. It was able to collect up to three tennis balls in its “tower”. Once returned to its own...

Plicro

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Plicro was my second experiment with robots. The goal with this robot was to incorporate and test things I learned with Plexa, my first robot.

Plexa - my first robot

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I constructed Plexa to do something cool with a micro-controller my father had given me as a present. The fun I had in building and programming it ignited my...