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hey, very interesting thesis. Thanks for referring to our work in your thesis :)
You have a very expensive robot to draw. 
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Poppy by Inria Flowers! #3DxRobotics  

Look at this interesting humanoid... springs on the knees, also its thighs can move inwards for more balance. Cool!

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Read more:
http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2014/01/23/3dxrobotics-inria-flowers-labs-poppy-project-3dthursday-3dprinting/

And more:
http://www.poppy-project.org/

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See more 3DP robots from yesterday! http://www.adafruit.com/blog/?main_page=blog&s=3DxRobotics +Adafruit Industries 
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PyData 2013
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Rapid Data Visualization, from Python to Browser

Many data sets are beautiful in themselves, but how do we make their beauty obvious? Data visualization, of course. This hands-on tutorial will explore the craft, once described by industry expert Ben Fry as a clear multi-step process oriented around data: acquire, parse, filter, mine, represent, refine, & interact. Python -- especially with new analysis tools like Pandas -- excels at the first few steps. However, other tools beyond Python must be used in order to represent, refine, and interact with data. The best toolset for this lives in the modern browser. Many PyData attendees are familiar with IPython Notebook. It provides an ideal place for us to build out a "read-evaluate-print loop" (REPL) for the visual data exploration process. Join us as we unify Python with browser technologies like JavaScript, CSS, and SVG, in a single space. The tutorial will cover how to iteratively produce visualizations from a raw data set of online news articles & web traffic metrics. You will use IPython Notebook to discover hidden patterns in the data, then you will convert your own explorations into production visualizations ready for interaction (& publication!) on the web. The tools covered will include: Pandas; D3.js; NVD3.js; Vega / Vincent; and PhantomJS.
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please take down the unauthorised copy of my video. I will report to youtube in 24 hours.

"Paul the robot drawing Patrick"

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Excellent!!! very impressive!
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Chromecast in the UK - streaming your local media for free and using iPlayer

I just read +Jim Martin's article over on +PC Advisor (http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/features/digital-home/3465401/google-chromecast-release-date-price-uk/) about the #Chromecast , the UK release date and if it's worth importing from the US.

When I was in the US over Christmas, I picked a couple up ($24 on sale, I couldn't help myself) and have been playing with them since I got back and have a couple of things to add that you might be interested in. 

1. You can actually already cast iPlayer, 4OD, etc...sort of

Although the Android apps for the big TV services in the UK (iPlayer, 4OD, Sky Go) don't yet support Chromecast directly, you can still cast them to your TV from a browser tab using the Google Cast Chrome extension:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-cast/boadgeojelhgndaghljhdicfkmllpafd?hl=en

It's very simple, you just find the video/stream you want to watch, click the cast button and then full screen the video. I have had some slight audio sync/lag issues when casting from a laptop over wireless, but when I use a cable connection from my desktop, it's perfect. It'll be much better when you don't need another machine on to cast from, but it works for now!

2. You can stream your local media content to your TV using Chromecast 

There are actually at least three ways to do this already, even without some sort of built in support from Google themselves - two of which aren't ideal, and another which seems to work pretty well:

a) You can open many video files directly in a Chrome tab on your laptop/desktop and then cast that full screen as I mentioned above for iPlayer etc. This method works fine for some videos, but Chrome won't play some common formats (including .avi) so it's far from ideal. 

b) You can use Plex (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.plexapp.android&hl=en) to cast content from a/your Plex server to Chromecast. Obviously this requires you to have access to a Plex media server or to build one yourself (which will probably set you back ~£300 if you want a dedicated machine to do this), plus for now it requires a monthly 'Plex Pass' to use the casting functionality. It's likely this won't be the case for ever, but at the moment - this option is only for those who want to invest in a full on media server. 

c) Use Realplayer Cloud to stream your local content for free.

Realplayer Cloud is currently available only in the US/Canada, but with a bit of creativity and the Hola Better Internet Chrome extension, you can sign up for an account at http://www.real.com/ and download the client:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/hola-better-internet/gkojfkhlekighikafcpjkiklfbnlmeio?hl=en

Although the app is intended for cloud storage - it also enables streaming of your local media to Chromecast via the Realplayer Cloud Android app (not sure about iOS). This is another minor problem as that app is also only available in the US/Canada, but you can easily make and download the .apk yourself using the advice from this helpful XDA Developers post:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=48502438&postcount=2

Once you've let the client scan your local media, you'll see it all appear in the Android app and can cast it from there. Although there's some minor faff getting it set up, it's entirely free, unlike the Plex option which requires at least a monthly pass payment (at the moment), but it does only work when you're on the same wireless network as the machine containing your media files.

Finally - I don't think you need to worry about the firmware for the US versions possibly not supporting UK services. I'm able to cast using Netflix in the UK perfectly fine, and I can't imagine they'd change the protocol on a country-by-country basis unless there was a really good reason to do so. Content is already filtered by country using IP (i.e. no iPlayer outside the UK without a VPN/proxy) - so I just don't see this happening.

Wow - that turned into a much longer post than I was intending, I hope it actually helps someone!
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Future Raspbian Images to Ship with the Wolfram Language and Mathematica
http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2013/11/22/raspberry_pi-piday-raspberrypi-49/

+Raspberry Pi  #raspberrypi  
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  • University of Konstanz
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Patrick Tresset is a French artist that uses sciences and technologies to investigate human artistic activities and our relation to machines in particular our relations with robotic entities. In the context of his art practice, Patrick uses what he calls “clumsy robotics” to create autonomous entities that are cybernetic representations of the artist, and in a certain manner representation of himself. His robots are based on advanced technologies using research findings from computer vision, artificial intelligence and cognitive computing.

Patrick encountered and practiced computing, painting, drawing and sculpture from an early age in France. Following a degree in Business Computing, Patrick migrated to London to become a painter. Between 1991 and 2003 his work was exhibited in solo and group shows in London and Paris. In 2003 Patrick lost his ability to paint and draw, he has since been working on computational and robotic systems that are able to draw.

This research has led him to join Goldsmiths, University of London, to study for a Master of Sciences in Arts Computing. Until 2013 he co-directed the AIkon-II project with Prof. Frederic Fol Leymarie. The AIkon-II project investigated the observational sketching activity through computational modeling and robotics and is in part funded by a 3.5 year research grant from the Leverhulme Trust. Patrick also created the creative robotics course taught to post-graduate students in the computing department at Goldsmiths. Patrick is currently a Senior fellow at the Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz in Germany and a visiting research fellow at Goldsmiths University of London, United Kingdom.

Patrick’s work has been internationally exhibited in solo and group shows, and other events in galleries, museums and other public spaces. See here for details

Patrick’s work has featured internationally in the media (Press, TV, Radio and Online).
Patrick is currently represented non-exclusively by Tenderpixel Gallery, London, UK.. Patrick is also represented non-exclusively in France by Bloom Digital Art






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My robot has one of his drawings in London's Victoria and Albert Museum's collections
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  • Goldsmiths College, University of London
    PhD, Arts and Computational Technologies, 2008 - present
  • Goldsmiths College, University of London
    MSc, Arts Computing, 2004 - 2006
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