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Kirill Van Heerden
Attends Yokohama National University
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First came the usb flash drive to which we copied our often used documents. Then came the bootable usb drives to which we could install some programs in addition to simple data. If this project succeeds, then you can carry a full pc in your pocket. Just plug a screen, mouse and keyboard into this smartphone and your good to go.
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No, it was fun and you also enjoyed getting many ballons :-)
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Japanese people tend to think that shirts with Kanji's written on them are ridiculous. Often times this is because the person making the shirt has very little knowledge of the language and simply thinks that its cool to write in a foreign language.
However as proven by this picture, the opposite situation can also occur. The writing on the shirt says: " Accomplishment is not mans only ability. When one feels a man, its the moment to make the biggest decision in life".
OK my Japanese friends! We will stop wearing/making shirts with Kanji's in them just please stop trying to write in English!
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Hey Jeremy, thanks the captcha joke is funny :)
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Sakura blossom at Gumyoji, Yokohama, 2011 
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Sort of zoo/theme park near Mt. Omuro, Izu, Japan.
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Some nice pictures
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It was fantastic (μωμ*)♡♥
We really enjoyed (´ш`)♡♥
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Nice day in the park, some sun would make the solar battery charge quicker though
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Dolphin surfing might make your surfboard obsolete :P
Pictures taken at Shinagawa's other aquarium.
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My trip to Turkey this year. I wrote some of the details of my trip to http://www.elysium-labs.com/bio/51-2/icm-2011-istanbul-turkey

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Hey Jason.
Thanks for your support! As a worn out under appreciated PhD student I really appreciate it.
The robot in the picture, Suralp, can walk although at 103 Kg it walks like a pregnant elephant. We have a biped at Yokohama National University with a leg structure thats almost identical to that of Suralp. Its doesnt have a upper body though but is lighter and nimbler.
Yea Gundams are cool :) but maybe theyre a long way off. Although haptically ( tele-operated with touch sensation) controlled robots may be availible in the not too distant future. They can help with things like Fukushima.
Yes I met some of the Keio robot guys but to be honest its hard to find true geeks. Most graduates end up doing something completely different. Also, most of the academic career guys avoid bipeds and humanoids since picking a hard topic will make it harder to get publications(needed to build a academic career).
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Some of the damage in Yokohama from the earthquake back in march.
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From one of the aquariums in Shinagawa
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Ph.D student focusing on humanoid robotics.
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Kirill is a electrical&electronic engineer with a passion for robotics, artificial intelligence , software engineering and science in general. Kirill got his degree from Johannesburg university in 2008 and after spending a bit less than a year working in industry he went to further his studies at Yokohama national university on a Japanese scholarship program. he is currently perusing his PhD. his current hobbies include running a website which focuses on the theoretical aspects of humanoid robotics and the development of a open source humanoid robot mobility package.
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Lived in 4 different countries. Recipient of MEXT schoolarship. Runs educational humanoid robotics website.
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  • Yokohama National University
    Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 2009 - present
  • University of Johannesburg
    Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 2004 - 2008
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Humanoid/Biped robotics and technology oriented website providing educated news, tutorials and discussion on technology's evolution.