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Interstellar – Inspirational Science

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]

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The Real Risks of AI

“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

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The Stixel World

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

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A Case Of the Missing Marbles

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.

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Hong Kong Street Scenes

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ICRA 2014 Highlights Reel

Dragons, humanoids, flying, crawling and climbing robots from ICRA 2014.

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Going to Hong Kong!

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

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GolPark, Kolkata

Animated gif of a series of images of the GolPark junction in Kolkata. These images were taken from the roof of the Ramkrishna Mission, an oasis of calm, in the chaos and frenzy that is Kolkata. I didn’t have a … Continue reading

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Animated sequence of images of St. Paul’s Cathedral in Kolkata

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Car Surveillance System

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Car Surveillance System

How many times have you returned to your parked car only to find it scratched or bumped with no trace of the offender? Well, I’ve had my car vandalised or bumped into on five separate occasions over the years with … Continue reading

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