Advances in robotics

I’m definitely a sucker for advanced embedded systems … and what’s a cooler application of embedded systems than robots … robots … and more robots! Technology has advanced in great bounds and leaps in recent years, and the sensors on these robotic hands are a testament to these amazing advances.  Incorporating a wide array of sensors from visual sensors to tactile sensors, these robotic hands have the ability to utilize the input data, and be able to process and react to the information in 1/10th of  a second.  This means it can actually dribble a  ping-pong ball, spin a pen, throw a ball, tie knots, grasp a grain of rice with tweezers, and toss/ re-grasp a cellphone all at high speed and accuracy. Check out the video below to see these hands in action!  Definitely quite a bit more impressive than my college auto-tracking ultrasonic sensor fan. 🙂

Tech Support Cheat Cheet

Ok I had to re-post this one up here just because it’s so true!  I stumbled upon this on doggdot.us and couldn’t help but chuckle at the accuracy of it.  I’m sure a lot of you tech inclined folks out there have gotten calls about “Can you help me fix my computer” or “Program XYZ isn’t working” or “My computer is broken”.    If you’re like me, you’ll try to help out and at the end of the day, your process may somewhat resemble the flowchart below =)

Liucid.com … now brought to you in 100% WordPress!!

It’s been awhile since I last touched the site, and not that any of you out there actually care, but I’ve now converted my whole site onto the WordPress platform rather than just the blog itself!  Ok … well maybe I still have some non-WordPress pages, but for the most part it’s cleared!   *Hooray and  let the celebrating commence* All the previous HTML pages that I had should now be converted into nice, clean, easy to manage PHP WordPress pages.  Some of the content on there has also been updated, such as my Experience page and the landing page.  But hopefully nobody noticed the transition phase from yesterday to today. For those of you that may be wondering, “Why does this matter at all?  It still looks the same.”, this mainly gives me a simple Content Management System (CMS) to manage all my pages and information easily through the … Continued