Archive for December, 2011

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Engineering The Mind

Friday, December 30th, 2011

As I woke up today, I found myself wondering what it is that drives my near obsession with understanding the human mind.  By far it’s the subject I’m most interested in.  I have bookshelves of textbooks on neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology, artificial intelligence, neural computation, and many more.  Though it’s been a rather long and […]

Chasing Yourself

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

The past week I’ve been reading Brian Greene’s new book called The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes And The Deep Laws Of The Cosmos.   It’s very late and I’m extremely tired, so I’m not going to write a long post here tonight.  If this is a bit brief and terse, forgive me. What I find […]

Artificial Spatial Cognition

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

There’s a reason I fell in love with computer programming at such a young age.  Watching a robot drive around the room, building a 3D model of its environment, understanding its position within that space, and properly avoiding the walls and obstacles is just too awesome for words.  I spend more time doing physics these […]

Robotic Chefs

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

It won’t be all that long before robots like Asimo here will be in restaurants across the country cooking your food, taking your order, waiting on your table, and washing your dirty dishes.  It’ll leave a lot of people unemployed, but I really hope to see the day when robots can manage a restaurant entirely […]

Continuing A Great Man’s Quest

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Just the other day I posted a video where researchers in machine vision took a digital film of them roaming about a college campus and extracted a 3D model of the entire campus from the film images alone.  Depth information can be extracted based on the rate of how the colored pixels change relative to […]

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