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Sander Idelson
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A Kalman Filter for a Robot Car
This past week, I have spent quite a bit of time working on a simulator for a two-wheel differential drive robot.  The idea was to use simulated encoder and range finder data and an Extended Kalman filter to determine the location of a robot.  My implementa...
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The Lidar-Lite Ranging Sensor
Currently, I am working with the new Lidar-Lite range sensor, a small Laser emitter/receiver that can measure distance in one direction.  It is a terrific sensor that I bought for only $89 on-line.  A typical Lidar sensor is usually in the hundreds or even ...
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3d Printer Reviews
One of the great perks of my job at Visa Labs is that I get to use 3d printers every day.  In my office, we have 4 printers that I have used extensively.  This post is a review of my experiences with these printers. Flashforge Creator ($977) 5 Stars The Fla...
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The Wandboard and It's Mysteries
The Wandboard For a while, at work, I was building up embedded systems for our team to use as development platforms.  One board, in particular was the Wandboard.  It is an ARM development platform built on the Freescale IMX6.  Although, I had a lot of troub...
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Particle Swarm Optimization
Since my last post, I have spent a lot of time learning about biologically inspired optimization techniques.  Some commonly used biological machine learning methods include genetic algorithms and neural networks.  However, I decided to dive a little bit dee...
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The Do-Anything-Machine and the Hopfield Neural Network
Machine learning has become a new fascination for me in the past few months.  I have delved into the complicated world of solving problems with neural nets, genetic algorithms and clustering techniques.  Recently, I started work on the Do-Anything-Machine ,...
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HP Labs and the Cloud Assisted Framework
Recently, I got a job working at HP Labs in Palo Alto.  I am with a team working on an open source project called the Cloud Assisted Framework.  The goal of CAF is to create a simple way for clients to interact with the cloud, allowing for simultaneous inte...
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My Graduate Project Presentation
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