Category Archives: Studies

Predict – Update – Repeat?

Chapter 1 : Travelling is like a Kalman filter. If you know what a Kalman filter is, skip to the next chapter, or just read on to make sure I did not make any mistakes. A Kalman filter is an algorithm … Continue reading

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Automation Seminar, Spring 2011

A Real-Time Algorithm for Mobile Robot Mapping With Applications to Multi-Robot and 3D Mapping by Sebastian Thrun, Wolfram Burgard, Dieter Fox As part of Automation seminar, I had to present a paper. This is the presentation I used. The presentation … Continue reading

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Machine Vision Lab, Fall 2010

As part of Machine Vision lab, I had to create a program which you be able to create a 3d point cloud of a view of an object, using a webcam and a line laser. The video shows the working … Continue reading

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Machine Vision Course, Fall 2010

The Gathering for Gardner is a paper model of a dragon which offers an optical illusion as shown in the video. We also studied a lot about image manipulation and morphing. Here are some examples of image morphing that I … Continue reading

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Helgoland 2011

Originally posted on INTRO-MISSION:
As part of General Geoscience lab, I had to go to Helgoland for a 3 day excursion. Helgoland is a very tiny island, 70 km from the coast of Germany. It is famous for a number…

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Robotics Idea Contest, Spring 2010

The Automatic File Organiser Robotics Idea Contest Entry by Cristina Stancu-Mara and Mohammad Faisal The contest details are presented below: Robotics – Idea Contest “Affordable Robots” The submissions should meet the following criteria: 1. They should describe an idea, which … Continue reading

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Image Stitcher

Recently, I created a ROS node which would listen to an image topic and start stitching them to create a mosaic. This was done using multiple methods. Two methods were OpenCV implemented (this and this) whereas a third method was manually … Continue reading

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Animated gif and Happy New Year… :)

I am done with 75 % of my Master in Science degree… almost. I still need to finish my thesis proposal but I think I am doing good on that front and that is why I decided to take a … Continue reading

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Robot Walk Around

For a Robotics class assignment, I had to program a robot with obstacle avoidance behavior, such that it ends up walking around an unknown environment, without hitting anything. The behavior was tested on Kurt robot in USARsim environment. The obstacle avoidance was … Continue reading

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Dominant Plane Detection

The following ROS package can be used with Kinect data to find the dominant plane. This is done using RANSAC. Two versions of the software are programmed. The parameters regarding RANSAC can be changed from the launch file. The selected … Continue reading

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