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What makes Interstellar’s black hole so visually spectacular? I explore the physics behind the film: http://leuvendiaries.blogspot.be/2015/02/interstellar-inspirational-science.html The black hole Gargantua, from the film Interstellar [source]
“The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race” – Stephen Hawking. “AI represents an existential threat to mankind” – Elon Musk. What is it about AI today, that is making leading scientists and engineers … Continue reading
A first implementation of detecting stixels from stereo data. Stixels, a compact representation of 3D space for robot obstacle avoidance and navigation. Introduced by Badino et. al., 2009, stixels are a method to detect the nearest obstacles in front of … Continue reading
What better way to spend a rainy June afternoon than to wander through the halls of the British Museum, taking in 2500 year-old scenes, real and mythical, immortalized in marble? My report on the Elgin Marbles, here.
Dragons, humanoids, flying, crawling and climbing robots from ICRA 2014.
Nghia and my paper, Localization on Freeways using the Horizon Line Signature, has been accepted for publication at the Workshop on Visual Place Recognition in Changing Environments, held at the International Conference of Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2014) in Hong … Continue reading
1,178 64×128 sized images of pedestrians (positive samples) and 4,530 of the same sized negative samples were extracted from the INRIA dataset and divided randomly into two to give a training set and a validation set. HoG features on the … Continue reading
Lane Detection after filtering the image with a filter that accentuates vertical lines of a certain width and then applying the Hough Transform. Passing the output of the Hough Transform through a Kalman Filter for temporal smoothing is expected to … Continue reading