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Anja Austermann
Works at Google
Attended National Institute of Informatics / The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan
Lives in Tokyo
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This is a really interesting approach to localization/mapping using two robots with different capabilities. The ground robot uses 3D depth images to build a map of its environment, which is then augmented by camera images, taken by a second, flying robot. 
Here, another video demonstration of our recent IROS'13 paper about mutual localization between a flying robot and a ground robot using monocular dense reconstruction, developed by +Christian Forster, Matia Pizzoli, and myself.
Air Ground Localization and Map Augmentation Using Monocular Dense Reconstruction
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Please don't send me notifications for your public posts, unless you are actually trying to reach me personally or I have asked you to be notified / subscribed to your page / interacted with you on previous, related posts, etc.

Thank you!
Sharing your posts with your circles and in Public?

When you share something, please don’t notify anyone unless you know them personally and are sure that they don’t mind. 

Constantly notifying people about your posts is spamming: The people who are interested can place you in a circle and subscribe to your posts.

How to do it: When sharing a post, you check the box with "Send also email to...". The people in those circles you have tagged in the posts' share box get a notification in the little red box and an email about it. It's basically the same thing that happens if you individually +-mention someone, but to a larger audience.

When you have 100 or more profiles / Pages in the circle or circles you "Send email to", they only get the red box notification, not the email.

People who are not on  Google+ but you have them in your circles as an email -address, always get the email.

Posting to Public and Notifying only certain people or circles:

Share a post to Public, add only those circles you'd like to notify, tick the box and that's it! :-)

Now you have a post that anyone can see + you have notified only the persons and / or the circles you wanted. You can also share a post like this with yourself: If you have created an empty circle for "Bookmarks", you can add that circle to the share box and will see the post any time in that circles' stream.

Remember however, if you notify users about things that: 

1) aren't all that relevant or interesting to them
2) are seemingly every post you write
3) are about whatever, but they aren't following you back
4) are your family etc photos (same goes for tagging people!)

- Could I kindly suggest that you are actually spamming them, and you are heading for a muting or even a blocking.
You might ask who in your circles would like to receive notifications of your posts when on certain topic.

Think twice before notifying anyone, please.

Read more about the notifications and controls & see the screenshots:

#Notifications   #Spam   #Googleplustips   #Jaanatip   #Plushelp  
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... :-)
Buttons that inevitably come to geek's mind when reading posts... (co-authored with my favorite geek +Andrea Cornaglia)
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.... how to get more women into programming... ;-)
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Happy Birthday to Douglas Adams. So Long and thanks for all the fish.

(great google doodle today too)
#DouglasAdams #42
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Origami from hell

A colleague ruined my weekend with this... ;-)  Don't try it at home! If you must, here's the instruction: 

... I warned you!
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The paper is about Conditional Random Fields by John Lafferty et al. and the image It's an illustration of the label bias problem in MEMMs. Just a desperate attempt to not completely lose touch with machine learning research... :-/ 
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This is cool... slightly creepy but cool.. :-)

via +Jessica Meyer 
Here's an ingenious and versatile little robot that will live in your nightmares -- and possibly under your bed.  If you're at all paranoid, I wouldn't watch the video.  <G>

#robots   #robotics   #3dprinting
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The resemblance to a scurrying insect bothers me more than the potential spying uses. LOL   ...Still, undeniably very cool.  :)
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... sounds very familiar...

via +David Romeyn 
because #CalvinAndHobbes
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Finally there is a miracle cure for all your machine learning problems... ;-)

... should have posted this five days ago...
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I'd +2 if I could...this is great!
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Finally, there is a good excuse to share a cat video.... :-)

... and just in case you've been living under a rock for the last couple of years, here is a link to the original rotating snake illusion: and this paper explains the effect:
This is not a cat video.
It's a video suggesting that the brain structures that perceive "optical illusions" are probably deeply rooted, or they would not be common to species as different as human and cat.

#neuroscience   #illusion  
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Alright, it may have profound implications, but its still cute! 
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  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2011 - present
  • Elektrobit
    Automotive Software Engineer, 2006 - 2011
  • Honda Research Institute
    Research Intern / Research Student, 2009 - 2010
  • Asahi Kasei
    Research Intern, 2005 - 2005
  • Paderborn University
    Research Assistant, 2001 - 2005
  • Fernuni Hagen
    Teaching Assistant, 1999 - 2001
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Tokyo - Atsugi - Paderborn - Aachen - Winterberg
software engineer, robot whisperer and legal alien in Japan
Hi, I am Anja from Germany. I moved to Japan a few years ago as a Ph.D. student in computer science (...somewhere in between Human-Robot Interaction / Multimodality and Machine Learning) and somehow ended up still living here and enjoying it. ;-) Currently I am working as a software engineer in Tokyo. 
I am interested in everything related to robotics, computer science and science/engineering in general, so if you read this, because I have recently circled you and you do not know me personally, it is probably because you have posted something interesting regarding these topics.
Just to make sure, there won't be any misunderstandings: This is my *personal* Google+ account and everything I post here only reflects my personal opinion and if I post about my side projects, please note that these are my personal projects and are not related to my work at Google. :-)
  • National Institute of Informatics / The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan
    PhD, Computer Science (Human-Robot Interaction, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning), 2006 - 2010
  • Paderborn University, Germany
    B.Sc., Dipl. Inf. (~ M.Sc) Computer Science, 2001 - 2005
  • RWTH Aachen, Germany
    Computer Science, 1999 - 2001
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