At the Intelligent Robotics Group (IRG), my projects are the few that are software only. All my other coworkers actually do work with robotics. Here is a link about fellow IRG’er, Vytas Sunspiral and Team’s research into tensegrity robots. Imagine a robot that is tightly packed in flight and unfolds just before landing and doesn’t need retrorockets or parachutes because it is a compliant structure.
I gave Vytas a lot a skepticism the first time he presented this idea. Now I am happy to eat my words.
These are the slides from Jay Laura’s presentation titled “Accuracy Assessment of Ames Stereo Pipeline Derived DEMs Using a Weighted Spatial Dependence Model“. This is his investigation of ASP derived DEMs from LRO-NAC imagery of the Moon.
If you find me as your interviewer, be prepared for a C++ and 3D geometry volley. Multiple View Geometry, Numerical Recipes, and C++ Template Metaprogramming are my most studied texts. When I’m on the topic of Fundamental Matrices, my questions follow the order of the lyrics on the Fundamental Matrix Song. But don’t worry; no one has ever answered all my questions correctly.