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Massive "workshop" on Robotic Vision, co-organised with Greg Hager and +Tom Drummond .  We packed half a ball room.  Great talks by +Pieter Abbeel +Dieter Fox +Tim Barfoot +Michael Milford and John Leonard.  Then great conversation with the panel and the audience.  We'll post slides and notes shortly at http://tiny.cc/roboticvisionws
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I'm looking for some input for the upcoming second edition of my book  "Robotics, Vision & Control", specifically related to the toolbox software it's based on.

The first edition was based on a number of open-source toolboxes that I maintain: they are free but not perfect.  MATLAB has a growing number of relevant toolboxes for robotics (RST), image processing (IPT) and computer vision (CVST): they are not free, they work with modern versions of MATLAB, but they are supported products.  They also do not cover the full set of functionality described by the book.

Should I base the book on my open source toolboxes or go with supported and paid for MATLAB toolboxes?
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I checked, and the class support is still not really there, would make maintaining matlab and octave versions very hard. The developers are talking about it which is good. Me think once it's done I'll put some effort into a port.
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I'm sceptical from a payload and endurance perspective...
US-based organisation, BioCarbon Engineering , has announced that it will begin planting one billion trees per year using drone technology, in an effort to combat the massive levels of deforestation that have affected many of the world’s jungles,...
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That brings to mind some kind of ballistic delivery mechanism (from a ground based platform, possibly motorized or at least tow-able) with terminal velocity and seed casing designed for optimal insertion depth, and actuated surfaces to control trajectory. The drone would still figure in as a forward observer. Surely some government agency would fund this purely civilian single use technology.
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Here's a paper just published that talks about the challenges of doing mobile robotics research in a university setting, how do we deal with the risk, health, safety concerns of the organisation while still being able to do our research.  This seems to me an important topic that we should talk about more than we do. This is also our first foray into open-access publications, and I hope it kicks off some conversation and debate.
This paper is not about the details of yet another robot control system, but rather the issues surrounding real-world robotic implementation. It is a fact that in order to realize a future where robots coexist with people in everyday places, we have ...
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Great video, captures the buzz from the night really well. We had a lot of fun!
 
Robots and people mixed in together. Check out our 3 minute video celebrating the launch of #ACRV http://ow.ly/LP7bm
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so lovely...cool robots
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This week I am at the Robotic Vision summer school at Kioloa. A great location, fantastic lectures and lots of great conversations.

http://roboticvision.org/events/rvss-summer-school/
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Beautiful view
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Come and join us to talk about the future opportunities and challenges in robotic vision.  ICRA ballroom 6C, Tuesday.  It's a workshop, come and join the conversation.
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Please post videos of the conference sir..It'll be a privilege. Have a nice time.
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A fun proposal from our lab.  It was fun to help out with some of the drop tests at the beach
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We were there!
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Part of our push to get robotics and computer vision to talk to each other. Submit a paper to our workshop, and also see what you can do with this new dataset.
 
ICRA & CVPR Workshops on Visual Place Recognition in Changing Environments (VPRiCE) -- Extended Deadline.

We extended the deadline for our workshops at ICRA and CVPR. Contributions can be submitted until May 11. We also accept contributions for the VPRiCE challenge (http://tinyurl.com/vprice-challenge) any time.

The workshops at the two robotics and computer vision conferences will discuss how place recognition can be performed in challenging conditions when the visual appearance of scenes and places changes dramatically due to daytime, weather, season or structural changes. They are organized by +Peter Corke +Michael Milford +Torsten Sattler and myself.

I am also very much looking forward to the invited talks given by +Paul Newman +Josef Sivic and +David Cox, all very renowned researchers in the field.

More information can be found on the workshop websites: http://tinyurl.com/vprice-icra15 and http://tinyurl.com/vprice-cvpr15
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Position available: Associate professor in Robotic Vision, NTNU Norway.
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Robotic Vision MOOC started this week, currently just getting students up to speed with the platform and software installed.  Lectures start on Monday.

The Introduction to Robotics MOOC wraps up soon, assignments due by April 20.  In the end over 15,000 students and quite a few robots built.  We will rerun this course starting August 10.
Robotic vision introduces you to the field of computer vision and the mathematics and algorithms that underpin it. You will learn how to interpret images to determine the color, size, shape and...
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Good luck! And I'd like to follow up with you about it at some point.
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Google code is closing, and quite soon. All my toolboxes are there, so a bit of a nuisance. Just got an official email, initial reaction was its a hoax, but it seems to be true. The impetus I need to move from svn to git perhaps...
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+Peter Corke Have you decided if you are going to move the toolboxes over to github yet? I want to work on the python version but I would rather clone it from the official repository if you decide to move it over there.
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I grew up in country Victoria, went to University in Melbourne, and now live in Brisbane.  I'm interested in robotics, particularly perception and control, space, rockets, Phantom comics and history.
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