Come see our presentation at ICRA tomorrow (15:30 in room A2) and our interactive session (16:40-17:...

Come see our presentation at ICRA tomorrow (15:30 in room A2) and our interactive session (16:40-17:15, Screen 3.8 in the hallway on floor 3).

#icra #icra2016 #robots #localization #navigation #ants


This is why I always treat my robots ethically.

This is why I always treat my robots ethically.


I wonder how high this is going to be... :o

I wonder how high this is going to be... :o


Wow! Amazing progress over the last few years. For their next video they should teach the robot to dodge...

Wow! Amazing progress over the last few years. For their next video they should teach the robot to dodge and take the hockey stick ;)


Was already excited to read that Facebook have a 5th amateur dan Go bot yesterday, then today Deepmind...

Was already excited to read that Facebook have a 5th amateur dan Go bot yesterday, then today Deepmind reveal theirs has beaten a 2nd pro dan! Very cool and can't wait to see their challenge against one of world's best Go players Lee Sedol in March (9th pro dan).

I imagine that even if given access to the source / neural net weights, it would be much harder for a player to plan against this type of Go engine than old chess engines with hard-coded heuristics.


Made an Escher style background using CSS :) https://gist.github.com/tomish/ac1d8d01772e9747b7f5 You...

Made an Escher style background using CSS :)

https://gist.github.com/tomish/ac1d8d01772e9747b7f5

You can see the results here

https://tomish.appspot.com/cv


Open Source Release of TensorFlow I'm very excited to announce the open source release of the TensorFlow...

Open Source Release of TensorFlow

I'm very excited to announce the open source release of the TensorFlow machine learning library that I and many others at Google have been building.

This blog post gives an overview:
  http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/2015/11/tensorflow-googles-latest-machine_9.html

The web site has a number of tutorials and documentation about the system:
  http://tensorflow.org

The source is on GitHub:
  https://github.com/tensorflow/tensorflow

You might also be interested in the whitepaper we've prepared that describes TensorFlow in more detail:
  http://tensorflow.org/whitepaper2015.pdf

We'd love to hear what people think.

been playing with this all evening :)


An album with some cool climbing pictures

An album with some cool climbing pictures


Some Guardian reader made a very cool poster of my favourite goal ever! :p https://witness.theguardian.com...

Some Guardian reader made a very cool poster of my favourite goal ever! :p

https://witness.theguardian.com/assignment/5387443de4b05a3fd1ec1af6/997907

What weirded me out was when Googling to check if it was actually for sale I came across this site:
http://www.bergkampgoalsposter.co.uk/

Do these things exist for all footballers? or is there something about Dennis Bergkamp's goals in particular that people find aesthetically pleasing in diagram form?


Historical rankings for the four world cup favourites are plotted below. I'm amazed that for the last...

Historical rankings for the four world cup favourites are plotted below. I'm amazed that for the last 20 years Brazil and Spain have dominated the #1 position so much. And the only real blip not covered by one of these four teams is France (a year after winning WC 98 and Euro 2000).

Anyway it's good that all four are looking strong right now and to see Brazil shoot back to near the top just before their world cup. This should be good :)

http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/rankingtools/compareteams.html#g=m&t1=ESP&t2=BRA&t3=GER&t4=ARG&dRange=5&fm=1&fy=1993&tm=6&ty=2014


It's almost time for the world cup and Cloudbet are giving away 100 bitcoins to anyone who correctly...

It's almost time for the world cup and Cloudbet are giving away 100 bitcoins to anyone who correctly predicts the winners of each stage of the entire tournament. It's free to enter and at today's price that's $65,100.00!

On the down side... assuming for every match each team was equally likely to win would give you only 1/28,179,280,000,000 odds, which is the same order of magnitude as winning the UK lottery twice in a row.

Anyway here are my world cup picks :)


The latest Watson demo is pretty cool

The latest Watson demo is pretty cool


Our robotics lab made it on to BBC news today :) Congrats +Roboant Edinburgh ! http://www.bbc.co.uk...

Our robotics lab made it on to BBC news today :) Congrats +Roboant Edinburgh !

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26222542


This looks awesome. Anyone think the robot can win?

This looks awesome. Anyone think the robot can win?


I really like this Lexus advert with real quadrotors from KMeL robotics.

I really like this Lexus advert with real quadrotors from KMeL robotics.


Thomas Stone and 1 other was tagged in Thomas Stone's album.

Thomas Stone and 1 other was tagged in Thomas Stone's album.


A pretty church in northern Italy Found this church walking randomly around a forest in the Dolomites...

A pretty church in northern Italy

Found this church walking randomly around a forest in the Dolomites :)


Thanks for a great climbing holiday +Jason O'Nions and +Rebecca Griffiths  :)

Thanks for a great climbing holiday +Jason O'Nions and +Rebecca Griffiths 

:)


Really impressed with the new Google Maps. See below for comparison with a photo Helen took last summer...

Really impressed with the new Google Maps.

See below for comparison with a photo Helen took last summer.

I wonder if I had a more powerful computer this would look even better as there is plenty more detail when you zoom in!


This lecture series should be mandatory for school kids Just finished watching this series on justice...

This lecture series should be mandatory for school kids

Just finished watching this series on justice by Michael Sandel. Really worth checking out as a background to why modern society values things like equality and liberty.

Each lecture introduces the thoughts of a famous philosopher concerning justice and morality. Then there are lots of discussion between students and lecturer about real life examples featuring interesting moral dilemmas about topics such as lying, forced conscription, affirmative action and taxes. The 12 lectures follow on from each other in a smooth and logical manner that had me completely hooked.

Anyway watch it, and tell your kids to watch it too! :)