Last year I gave a guest lecture in a course on vision and robotics that was a brief tutorial on some of the basic functionality and usage for the Point Cloud Library. I collected and adapted some sample code from the PCL tutorials documentation as well as some PCL workshops that I attended a few […]
I use LaTeX Beamer for all of my presentations, and I found it frustrating that the nice looking slide templates from my universities (both UB and UH) were only for MS Powerpoint. I spent a little time last year learning how to write style files for LaTeX and put together a Beamer template for SUNY […]
Last week, the Field Robotics Lab held a press event to showcase one of the two projects I’m involved with to the public: the Unmanned Port Security Vessel (UPSV). We spent almost a week doing in-water testing at UH’s Marine Center (aka Snug Harbor) in preparation for a live demo for the media. The demo […]
Despite my intentions to keep the updates coming, I came down with a cold in the second week that knocked me out pretty well, and was no fun at all to have at sea. Once I recovered enough to work again, I didn’t have a lot of free time for blogging, so this fell by […]
I’ve been busy learning many new things on board the Okeanos Explorer, and over the last few days I have been further integrated into the ROV team. They have taught me a few different positions, and in the last day or two, I’ve been working those jobs instead of just observing. I first learned how […]
I’m currently onboard the Okeanos Explorer, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ship that is exploring the ocean floor with a robotic submersible. In particular, a team of scientists is investigating the geology and marine life near the continental shelf off the coast of the Northeastern US. The ship is set up for telepresence, […]
I was recently tipped off to this great article by Bill Freeman at MIT on some good practices/guiding philosophies for doing research (Thanks Jason). As a researcher who is still learning what works and what doesn’t, often by trial and error, I can attest to the validity of many of these recommendations. Although the process […]
With the start of my post-graduate career, I needed a professional web presence. Here you can find information about my active and previous research projects, along with contact information for me. Feel free to get in touch with any questions about my work or if you want to collaborate.