Profile

Cover photo
Rodrigo Benenson
Works at Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik
Attends School of life
Lived in Saarbrücken, Germany
508 followers|169,504 views
AboutPostsReviews

Stream

 
Robots and large/heavy industrial processes like farming and mining seem to go hand in hand.
Here is a nice example of robot-meets-cow interaction.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/23/nyregion/with-farm-robotics-the-cows-decide-when-its-milking-time.html

The machine itself is built by a Dutch company.
http://www.lely.com/en/feeding/feed-pusher/juno_2
http://www.lely.com/en/milking/robotic-milkingsystem/astronaut-a4
Farms in upstate New York and elsewhere are using automatic milkers that scan and map the underbellies of cows, extract the milk, and monitor its quality, without the use of human hands.
5
3
John Taylor's profile photoJavier Civera's profile photoAlex Stewart's profile photoNicolas Zhong's profile photo
 
Certainly more convincing than the inquisition-style sheep shearing robot: http://gizmodo.com/5239243/sheep-shearing-robot-is-tough-to-watch-in-action - the book about this work ('Robots for Shearing Sheep - Shear Magic' [great title]) is worth a look, it's amazingly detailed and goes into a lot of the various engineering challenges.
Add a comment...

Rodrigo Benenson

Shared publicly  - 
 
The ultimate conflict between reason and consumerist inpulses: buy nothing for 30 Euros.

http://youneednothing.com
1
Add a comment...
 
Being able to program a microcontroller using only a text editor and a high level language such as python is quite amazing (no need to have the compiler installed in your PC).
136
70
Dimitar Atanasov's profile photoPraveen M's profile photoMark Jones's profile photoSebastian Plamauer's profile photo
3 comments
 
overhead? multitasking?
Add a comment...

Rodrigo Benenson

Shared publicly  - 
 
Here goes the explanation behind one of my mottos: "every paper is lie".

http://phdslimbo.blogspot.de/2013/11/every-paper-is-lie.html
7
Add a comment...
 
Decaf is the latest open source implementation of a deep convolutional network.
The authors provide an online demonstration, and claim results on par with +Alex Krizhevsky  results.

Deep is the new cool !

https://github.com/UCB-ICSI-Vision-Group/decaf-release
5
5
Hugo Larochelle's profile photoAndrei Bursuc's profile photoSergey Ten's profile photoKosta Derpanis's profile photo
 
If i understand correctly it's built on top of Krizhevsky convnet?
Add a comment...

Rodrigo Benenson

Shared publicly  - 
 
This seems like an interesting (and modern) method to learn piano.
2
Add a comment...
Have them in circles
508 people
Margarita Chli's profile photo
Christopher Isele's profile photo
Paul Newman's profile photo
Tapani Raiko's profile photo

Rodrigo Benenson

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
ICCV2013  Conference videos are now available !
3
2
Tobias Weyand's profile photoKosta Derpanis's profile photo
Add a comment...
 
This is my personal version of watching a cricket game.

DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials Live Broadcast
3
Rodrigo Benenson's profile photoMikolaj Kundegorski's profile photoPierre Sermanet's profile photoDany Cervantes's profile photo
11 comments
 
Indeed, after double checking, the website mentions that the robots are "guided".

However there are supposed to be guided with potentially unstable communications. So the guidelines are high level, not direct control of the motors.

This explains why we did not see any operator wearing an exoskeleton to control their robots, and why the robots do have so many sensors (for a teleoperated one).

This also explains, maybe, why everything was so slow. I guess that during "dead times" the  humans were debating about what command send next...
Add a comment...

Rodrigo Benenson

Shared publicly  - 
 
Here goes the explanation behind one of my mottos: "every paper is a lie". 
4
1
Shuai Kyle Zheng's profile photoMikolaj Kundegorski's profile photo
Add a comment...

Rodrigo Benenson

Shared publicly  - 
 
Here is an interesting review of basic chemistry.
I like to remind people around me that trees are made of air ( Where Do Trees Get Their Mass From? ).
Now I get to be reminded of how pervasive the carbon cycle is, and how important breathing is.

If anyone has a good pointer to the biochemistry of fat decomposition, please post in comments.
For all I know, this talk does not preclude the existence of a "make you slim pill", by inducing the decomposition by means other than "hunger or sports".
2
3
Sudeep Pillai's profile photoOliver Hamilton's profile photoMikolaj Kundegorski's profile photoPaul Wohlhart's profile photo
 
when vision scientists need to be reminded to keep breathing, you know cvpr deadline is getting close
Add a comment...
People
Have them in circles
508 people
Margarita Chli's profile photo
Christopher Isele's profile photo
Paul Newman's profile photo
Tapani Raiko's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Engineer & Researcher
Employment
  • Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik
    Post-doc researcher, 2013 - present
  • K.U. Leuven
    Post-doc researcher, 2013
  • INRIA
    PhD student
  • Mines ParisTech
    PhD student
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Previously
Saarbrücken, Germany - Leuven, Belgium - Versailles, France - France and Chile - Valparaiso, Chile - Paris, France
Story
Introduction
Dreamer, thinker, doer; 
tries to smile as much as he can, 
tries to do as much good as he can.
Education
  • School of life
    present
  • École publique rue de l'Ouest, Paris 14ème
  • Alliance Française de Valparaiso
  • UTFSM
  • Mines ParisTech
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Very good service, clean rooms. And they give green apples for free !
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Great value for price. One of the "must eat at" places in Leuven.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
7 reviews
Map
Map
Map
The mainstream cinema of Leuven. The only place where you can see Holywood productions in 3d.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Quite good food.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Nice atmosphere, ok food, good service.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago