I am slowly preparing to leave the Apple ecosystem, stating with my MacBook Pro.
I’ve already blogged here about my reading goals. I realized, though, that reading books is not enough. A lot of exciting HRI advances happen in and thanks to research and I need to keep an eye on this. I started looking into papers I should be reading right now and […]
Every week or so, I see a new robotic system pop up in my social feed. I do a bit of research and digging around and move on to other things. I finally decided to start writing about these robots, here, on my blog. Two of these robots rely on […]
I recently attended a Universal Robots seminar and I had to draw parallels with Rethink Robotics’s cobots.
My TurtleBot3 is assembled and I look into the LiDAR and the first 3D visualizations of the space “seen” by the robot.
I got myself a TurtleBot3 Burger for my birthday, this year. Here I’m documenting the process of building the hardware and setting up the software.
Apple released its smart speaker, HomePod, on Monday. Not a big surprise: We were expecting them to. I was surprised by the angle they used, though, to sell it during the keynote. They really made it about music: Access to Apple Music, great sound, and its ability to understand where […]
I was excited to receive four ESP8266 ESP-01 but I ran into a few issues. I anticipated a few power issues from Arduino to the ESP8266 so I ordered a 5V – 3.3V adapter. The ESP8266 is not very breadboard friendly, so that made it easier without having to worry about power. […]
I have been building with Arduino for a while and one of my initial goals was to connect one to the Internet and experiment. Finally, I have decided to take the next step towards this goal. IoT hardware There are many ways to connect an Arduino (I use Uno for now but I […]
On April 26, Amazon introduced a new device in the Echo ecosystem. From Amazon Developer’s Blog: “Echo Look is a hands-free camera and style assistant that helps customers look their best. Using just their voice, customers can take full-length photos and short videos so they can see themselves from every […]