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KinectFusion Presents: Lord Pyry

After working all weekend on getting PCL’s new KinectFusion and collecting cool voxel representations of my friend (and after fixing the bug patch), we got …

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KinectFusion Weekend (T-107)

So KinectFusion is an awesome new Microsoft algorithm for the GPU that essentially does real-time SLAM with Kinect RGBD cameras. They didn’t publish the source, …

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Why I detest LabVIEW

Because my robot’s control system runs on a LabVIEW real-time machine, I have no recourse but to add new features in LabVIEW. Oh, I tried …

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Mac & Linux Helicopter Visualizer

Thanks to Joydeep and Pras, Plinth now actually works under Mac & Linux (both x86 and x64). It turns out it was just some minor …

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Kinects & IR & Microscope

Microsoft, always the butt of nerd jokes with Windows and blue screens, has introduced a new device that will revolutionize robotics: the Kinect. It is …

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My extreme frustration at Windows Video Libraries

I hate them. No seriously. They are terrible. In fact, I’ll go further and say that dealing with video programatically through C++ has plagued me …

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Unsigned int has to go

I’m sure unsigned int has had its place in the eons gone by; however, I think it’s outlived it’s useful lifespan. The number of times …

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Yay! Official Swapover

So thanks to some urging by a fellow PhD student, I’ve uploaded a new version of my Facebook Downloader and swapped the site over to …

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Aiding surgeons using real-time computer vision

Operating rooms are scary places at the best of times, and when going under the knife, you’d like to know that a surgeon’s itchy nose …

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Google Fail – Don’t Re-invent the Wheel

So this is twice that I have been upstaged by my lack of Google skills. I have some small background in compilers, languages close to …

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Analysis of JPEG Decoding Speeds

As a computer vision/controls grad student at CMU, I often work with very large image/video datasets. My latest project involves a terabyte or so of …

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First Journal Paper

So my first journal paper was written in 13 days. My advisor originally wanted it to be written in a single day but I certainly …

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Interview Questions on Language Specs

So today I heard of a CMU graduate student who was interviewing with Microsoft and they asked him what the result of the following C …

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