Drones arrived. Our testbed is getting ready for Bayesian Robotics class.
Hotpot & Movie night at CMS
As a part of VT, we had an opportunity to present our lab for lifelong learning participants. [Link to Lifelong Learning at VT]
Kuya has presented his human-robot interaction project in collaboration with Daniel Kish. Luan and Chris demonstrated fetch robot and husky. Finally, Dr. Furukawa had a presentation followed by Q&A session. They really enjoyed the visit and had told us the visit was amazing.
Photo credit: Dr. Kumon
Dr. Furukawa is hosting Daniel Kish for the seminar “Human Echolocation” on 02/05/2016.
Speaker: Mr. Daniel Kish, President, World Access for the Blind
When: Friday, February 5, 6:00 – 7:00PM
Where: Quillen Family Auditorium, Goodwin Hall, Virginia Tech
635 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA 24061
Daniel Kish has been blind since he was 13 months old, but has learned to “see” using a form of echolocation. He clicks his tongue and sends out flashes of sound that bounce off surfaces in the environment and return to him, helping him to construct an understanding of the space around him. In a rousing talk, Kish demonstrates how this works and asks us to let go of our fear of the “dark unknown.” (TED2015, March 2015)
This Friday (1/29/2016) night we said goodbye to Dr. Gao after his one year of stay at CMS as a visiting scholar. (You can see Murat in the mirror)
Affan’s departure from CMS Lab. He has successfully completed his M.S. defense in September.
Boren has passed his Ph.D. preliminary examination.
James has passed his M.S. final defense.
Mengyu has passed his Ph.D. qualifying examination.
Star City Half Marathon
Finished: Kuya (Overall 3rd), Hangxin (Age group 3rd), Tomo, Mengyu : Results
Donator to city of Roanoke: Orson, Tian
Hokie Half Marathon (Results)
Finisher: Kuya, Tomo, Hangxin, Tian, Orson