You Shouldn’t Be Working

If you’re an ambitious person you’re probably very familiar with that voice in the back of your head that says you should be working right now. There are so many fun things you could be doing. There’s a party tonight.

You Shouldn’t Be Working

If you’re an ambitious person you’re probably very familiar with that voice in the back of your head that says you should be working right now. There are so many fun things you could be doing. There’s a party tonight.

Do Something That Moves You

Before I die, I want to use my skills and talents to help make people’s lives better. I am privileged to have a lot of opportunities to do so.  So what do I do? A friend of mine who is

Do Something That Moves You

Before I die, I want to use my skills and talents to help make people’s lives better. I am privileged to have a lot of opportunities to do so.  So what do I do? A friend of mine who is

Metacreativity

A lot of people might say that automating a given creative task kills creativity and devalues the result. Why learn to sing if you can just use autotune? Why learn to draw portraits when you can apply a bunch of

Metacreativity

A lot of people might say that automating a given creative task kills creativity and devalues the result. Why learn to sing if you can just use autotune? Why learn to draw portraits when you can apply a bunch of

Finding Features in Fly Embryos

In progress … (but feel free to read anyway!) In this post I’ll tell you about some progress I’ve made in automatically detecting morphological features in fly embryo images.  But first, a little background. Why would one want to automatically

Finding Features in Fly Embryos

In progress … (but feel free to read anyway!) In this post I’ll tell you about some progress I’ve made in automatically detecting morphological features in fly embryo images.  But first, a little background. Why would one want to automatically

The Wrong Kind of Modesty

Many smart people tend to be modest about their abilities.  The most popular form of this modesty, in my experience is to say or think “I’m really not that smart, but I work hard.” Hard work is something people take

The Wrong Kind of Modesty

Many smart people tend to be modest about their abilities.  The most popular form of this modesty, in my experience is to say or think “I’m really not that smart, but I work hard.” Hard work is something people take

Robotic Gymnastics

It’s that final project time of year again at MIT, and I thought I’d write a few posts about the projects I’ll be working on for the next month and a half.  This first one is for my class 6.832

Robotic Gymnastics

It’s that final project time of year again at MIT, and I thought I’d write a few posts about the projects I’ll be working on for the next month and a half.  This first one is for my class 6.832

Stuck detection for mobile robots

No matter how clever your navigation and obstacle avoidance code is, occasionally, your robot will probably get stuck.  Perhaps it bashes into a wall it didn’t see when it goes for a target, or maybe some appendage got snagged somewhere. 

Stuck detection for mobile robots

No matter how clever your navigation and obstacle avoidance code is, occasionally, your robot will probably get stuck.  Perhaps it bashes into a wall it didn’t see when it goes for a target, or maybe some appendage got snagged somewhere.