At my doorstep.
It is a small effort to make research more accessible to researchers, students, and the public (if anyone is interested!).
The Octave/Matlab code to generate the results presented in “Structured Computation of Constrained Quadratic Optimal Controls for Heterogeneous Networks” can be found here. The code is not in an optimal form but it is better than nothing.
For more information on reproducible research see here.
The simulation file to generate the results in “On Computing Quadratic Controls for Acyclic Networks of Heterogeneous Systems” can be found here.
Some tracks that I have been diggin’ recently. More recommendations are welcome 🙂
I try to see the world objectively, not always succeed in doing so, but still try. Yet, sometimes it is just hard, and what happened yesterday in Sydney is one of these times. I am angry with all those violent “protesters”. I am annoyed with them that still do not know how to engage in a peaceful debate. I despise the way they take advantage of all the benefits of living in a secular society and still hang on to their barbaric ways, and loathe them because that all they have to offer is their ugly bigotry.
What I saw yesterday shocked me. It brought bad memories of a not too distant childhood in a distant land; angry bearded-men being unable to express themselves in a civilised way, thus resorting to shouting. It was immensely painful to see those images in Australia, where people can express their views peacefully without any fear of prosecution. It seems, however, those who shouted and destroyed and defended their prophet in the process are not able to express their views peacefully. They are used to the idea that being loud and scary make them right. They think they are above everyone else because they are the true followers of an imaginary being. They think they can do what they want and nothing is more important than their beliefs.
Well I think someone should tell them that they, among other things, are not right in their assertion and do not have any right to harm other people. No matter how loud they get, how scary they look, or how holy they perceive themselves to be.
I do my best here just to briefly point out some issues and refresh their memories:
You and people like you are the reasons that people are living in horrible conditions in your countries. Your backward ideas have caused me and people that I love pain, and have forced me to forget about my ancestral land. No one else, just you with your barbaric ideology. You made my life and many people like me hell, and now you are here: committing the same heinous actions. This time I stand against you. Just remember something, I hate your beliefs, I hate your religion, heck I hate all religions, but still I will try to make sure you have the right to express yourself, but do not fool yourself into believing that what you did yesterday was expressing yourself.
Never again I let you hurt people that I love.
Istanbul, August 2012
Toronto and Barcelona
The video of the experiment conducted by M Deghat, E Davis, and T See.
M Deghat, E Davis, T See, I Shames, B D O Anderson, C Yu, “Target Localization and Circumnavigation by a Non-holonomic Robot”, in the 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2012), October 7-12, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, 2012.