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6 Feb 2016 mwaibel   » (Master)

Robots: The Airbus Shopfloor Challenge

In this episode, Andrew Vaziri speaks with Curtis Carson, Head of Research and Technology in Industrial Strategy and Systems at Airbus. They speak about the Airbus Shopfloor Challenge to be held at ICRA 2016, and discuss the need for a new generation of industrial robots for aircraft manufacturing.

Syndicated 2016-02-06 07:00:00 from Robots - The Podcast for News and Views on Robotics

2 Dec 2015 Petar.Kormushev   » (Master)

PhD Scholarships at Imperial College London

The Imperial College PhD Scholarship Scheme offers an outstanding opportunity for potential PhD students.

If you are a high performing undergraduate or Master’s student, and have a strong desire to undertake a PhD programme at a world class research institution, you could be selected to receive full tuition fees and a generous stipend for a PhD place at Imperial College London.

Opportunities for PhD funding are extremely competitive. In the 2015-16 PhD admissions period, less than half of the eligible PhD applicants who nominated themselves for the IC PhD Scholarship were shortlisted by their chosen Department to be considered for this scheme, Imperial’s most prestigious award. Ultimately, only 19% of those who self-nominated were awarded the scholarship. Applicants should be confident that they are able to demonstrate outstanding academic performance before applying for this scholarship scheme.

The scheme aims to provide up to 50 research students with great potential the opportunity to work within their chosen research field with the support of an excellent supervisor.

The earliest start date for funded places is 1 August 2016, the latest start date is 1 November 2016.

Funding

Successful candidates will receive the following financial support for up to 3.5 years:

  • Full funding for tuition fees
  • A stipend of £20,600 per annum to assist with living costs
  • A consumables fund of £2,000 per annum for the first 3 years of study

Deadlines

Applications put forward for this scholarship scheme will be considered throughout the academic year.

  • Applicants who apply before 29 January 2016 and are awarded a scholarship will be notified by 23 March 2016.
  • Applicants who apply before 1 April 2016 and are awarded a scholarship will be notified by 27 May 2016.

Supervision

I am available to supervise PhD students on topics related to robotics and machine learning. Interested applicants should contact me by e-mail before submitting their PhD application.

How to apply

The scheme is now open for applications. Instructions for application:
http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/pg/fees-and-funding/scholarships/icphd/

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Syndicated 2015-12-02 12:42:21 from Petar Kormushev

30 Nov 2015 shimniok   » (Journeyer)

Cyber Monday 2015

Updated with lots more sales going on!

Tindie.com

Bot Thoughts

20% off - 80CFB16
10% off - 6B54471

HackARobot

  • Hackabot Nano, Arduino Robotic Kit, $30 off (coupon code : 8882BB8)

PartFusion

  • 10% off all products with F3E57A2 from Black Friday to Cyber Monday

FemtoCow

30% off of selected products with 849EA4C

Bobricius

And my flagship, new 2016 model

limpkin

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Pololu

Happy Thanksgiving from Pololu! Our Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale is almost here! We will be offering huge discounts on hundreds of products and automatically upgrading you to the next best price break for everything else. We will also have some great limited-quantity doorbusters. The special offers become active Wednesday morning (November 25) at midnight PST (3:00 AM EST/08:00 UTC), and the sale runs through Cyber Monday (November 30), ending at 11:59 PM PST. More information is coming soon, including a full list of the doorbusters and sale items, but for now, here is a sampling of the discounts.

Sparkfun

Cyber Monday and all its glory is nearly upon us! For this year's celebration of festively-timed discounts, we're putting a huge selection of some of this year's best-selling and most popular products on sale for one day only – from 10-40% off! Check out our Cyber Monday page to get the scoop on the day's special deals!

GHI Electronics

Let's get right to our Black Friday through Cyber Monday Sale.
  • $1 Holey board
  • $3 Holey Moley board (limited edition, only available during this sale)
  • $8.88 mBuino mbed
  • 50% OFF
    • Cerberus boards (Cerb40, Cerbuino, Cerberus)
    • G120HDR
    • G30HDR
    • FEZ Spider Mainboard
  • 20% OFF
    • FEZ Reaper Tinker Kit
    • all NETMF Development Systems
    • all Raspberry PI HATs
    • BrainPad .NET
The sale is available for 4 days but the stock may not, so place your order now!
https://www.ghielectronics.com/catalog/sale

Electronics Goldmine

$5 flat rate shipping, lots of things on sale--too many to list.

Check them out here: www.goldmine-elec.com

Ham Radio Outlet

Lots of rigs on sale, check them here: hamradio.com

A Main Hobbies

Electronic kits 10% off, 15% off all else.

Particle

Today Only: Particle Sale

30% Off Your Favorite Particle Products

 
Ah Cyber Monday—the nerdy younger sibling of Black Friday. It’s one of our favorite shopping holidays here at Particle, and we couldn’t help but to get in on the fun. For today only we're offering 30% off some of our favorite Particle products like the Internet Button and Photon Kit. The ideal gifts to get for the engineer in your life, your favorite colleague, or, let's be honest...yourself.
 
 

Syndicated 2015-11-30 14:23:00 (Updated 2015-11-30 17:18:20) from Michael Shimniok

6 Nov 2015 wedesoft   » (Master)

Arduino hello world


Making an LED blink with the Arduino micro controller board

Syndicated 2015-11-06 00:00:00 from Jan Wedekind

26 Oct 2015 steve   » (Master)

Triumph of the Fail Whale

Fail Whale by Matthias Töpfer (CC-BY-NC)

Early social networks had status fields; little boxes where you posted a short status line about your current emotional state (“I’m bored”) and maybe an emoticon. As social networks proliferated, Twitter came along, based on the useful idea that you could enter your status one time and have it automatically sync to anywhere else you wanted. I adopted Twitter relatively early on and it was a great time saver.

It was also easy to generate tweets from programs. When I published a new blog post, like this one, WordPress generated a tweet; the tweet then appeared as my status on Facebook, Google Plus, LinkedIn, on my personal websites (even on Myspace back in the day). Flickr and other sites could generate tweets to reflect current activity and I often wrote programs for websites I developed that generated tweets. For example, I wrote a bot for Camera-Wiki.org that tabulated the number wiki edits each week and posted it as a tweet. Twitter was the universal plumbing of the social media universe.

Gradually, Twitter has stopped talking to most sites. One of the earliest ones I remember this happening with was LinkedIn. One day my tweets stopped appearing on my LinkedIn profile status. LinkedIn claimed Twitter had changed their policy and no longer allowed LinkedIn to display tweets. Twitter claimed LinkedIn changed their policy. Sometime later, Google Plus started blocking Twitter. Then Twitter dropped their RSS feeds and created a new system that allowed them to block usage on personal websites unless you gave them your mobile phone number for tracking and demographics purposes. The final straw for me is that Facebook, while still allowing me to sync my Facebook status from Twitter, considers tweets as second class posts. If I post a status update via Twitter maybe 1% of my Facebook followers will ever see it. If post directly or from other, non-Twitter services such as Instagram, a much larger percentage of my followers see it.

For me, the sole purpose of Twitter is syncing my status with other social networks, so Twitter is now next to useless. I recently turned off my Facebook to Twitter sync. I think it’s not just me. Twitter seems to be largely a wasteland of lost status postings these days; an endless stream of status messages flying into a vacuum with no humans left to read them. I’ll probably keep posting there out of habit for a while longer but I think Twitter’s 15 minutes of fame are winding down.

Syndicated 2015-10-26 21:39:54 from Steevithak of the Internet

20 Oct 2015 Flanneltron   » (Journeyer)

2014: Postmortem

Oh no! I forgot to post a personal postmortem 1 for the year 2014 like I did for the previous year! Oh well, here it is ten months late. What Went Right Started a new day job at a biotech company called GnuBIO, now the skunkworks division of Bio-Rad. Essentially I write robotics code for […]

Syndicated 2015-10-20 20:04:53 from SynapticNulship

10 Sep 2015 svo   » (Master)

Flexible LED filaments driver

A driver for flexible white LEDs

Драйвер гибких белых светодиодов

Driver para los LED blancos flexibles

Syndicated 2015-09-10 21:27:21 from svo's interactive persuasion vehicle

6 May 2015 spirit   » (Journeyer)

14 Nov 2014 Sergey Popov   » (Apprentice)

:-)

3 Jul 2014 jmhenry   » (Journeyer)

Ladybird autonomous robot to help out down on the farm

Agricultural robots are beginning to come into their own. This article on the “Ladybird” robot explains how one type of machine is being developed to help farmers conduct a host of operations on many types of crops. This “bug” won’t...

Syndicated 2014-07-03 03:19:24 from RobotNext

10 Jun 2014 robotvibes   » (Master)

I’m back, and ready to kick ass!

Nuff said…Let’s go!

Syndicated 2014-06-10 01:35:20 from Cyb3rnetx

10 May 2014 evilrobots   » (Observer)

http://www.drdobbs.com/a-flexible-system-for-centralized-backup/199101279

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