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Day 10 (Wednesday - last day)

  • Demos! Tentative time: 5pm. Sign up here if you plan to give a demo (it can be on the real robot or on the simulator).
  • Demo from black iCub : "Hey ! Look, I can take my hand away from my body !" :-P

Day 9 (Tuesday)

  • Two new modules have been uploaded in /icub/contrib/modules. They are called YarpPortPlayer & YarpPortRecorder and were initially created in the CHRIS project. They allow to easily record & replay a bunch of yarp ports. Ports are re-created with their original names and the speed of play should be more or less the same also. So you can simulate an application. The modules have not been heavily tested anyway, so beta-test & feedback is welcome :) - Stéphane
  • Proposed tutorial for today: (Francesco Rea)
    • Francesco, can you post your slides?
  • Tutorial after lunch-ish:
    • Automatic transcription of talk: "My name is Lars. This is a banana. Hello Yes This is a cup. No. This is a Banana No is an Banana Yes My name Good Morning Morning an Yes Bottle Banana This is a Cup Cup Hello is an an Bottle Hello a an This is an Bottle Bottle ..."
    • Lars, can you add links to software/papers? EsmeraldaHowto (open source version: ) Speech Recognition requires acoustic models. If you do not want to train them yourself ;) contact me.
  • If anyone has seen my camera cable - FOUND! For real this time...
  • Something got posted to VVV10 Pictures at 01:26, 27 July 2010 that caused our web server to crash when serving the page. I reverted it, sorry to whoever posted. Please repost (maybe at lower resolution?)
  • Can someone with a good camera think of a good place to shoot a group photo, and schedule a shoot? Maybe after lunch? We'll need to leave a gap for Katrin to be pasted in... Alexis: I can give it a try! I even brought two nice flashes with me for this purpose. The light is very harsh around noon outside, maybe we could do it around 17:30?
    • 17:30 it is, thanks Alexis. --the wiki
    • Postponed, no fearless leader...
  • Has anyone at the school used neural networks? If so could you add pointers to your work here?
    • You can find really quick implementations of backpropagation in several languages here: (see the bottom of the page) Hope this helps. --cem
    • I'm working on a neural map library interfaced with YARP. It is in C# and rely a bit on If you want I can share it with you (think I will make enemies with my C# allegeance ;) ) - Stéphane
    • We have been using the open source IQR neural network simulator. It is also a modular framework that allows you to write your own neurons and modules to integrate sensors and actuators. Check out IQR at: Also a YARP interface has been developed for IQR: - Zenon
    • I am working on using FANN to do my inverse kinematics - Jason
    • Working on neocortex models on GPUs: and - Giacomo
    • I've been working with OHL-NN combined with NMPC for approximating optimal control functions with a biological inspired cost, and to do also a sort of optimal control of communication for sensor-sink couple in very noisy channels. In both cases I was training NNs in a stochastic context. I wrote my own code, C++. Tell me if you need something. - Serena

Day 8 (Monday)

Day 7 (Sunday)

Attention: Strictly Unofficial Communication!

Day Time : 5 Terre

We are planning a sightseeing trip to 5 Terre. Its a set of 5 neighbouring villages, in beautiful seaside locations, and we would probably hike between them.

All of you are most "BENVENUTI"!

The tentative plan is to leave from Sestri Levante .,. and reach 5 Terre. Considering conventional delays, we could have a rendezvous outside the Due Mari Hotel at 11:00 am. Please remember, the train is at 10:33 am from the Sestri Levante station (going towards Riomaggiore)

Those who are "IN" please put in your names below, so we can attempt to wait for you :)

  • 5Terre Sightseers
    • StramandinoliNUCCIA
    • Cristiano !Alessandro
    • Naveenone Kuppussududolupe
    • Onofrio "I like non alcoholic drinks"
    • Arne North man
    • Pa"O"lo
    • Bruno
    • Daniel
    • Cem
    • Giacomo

Night Time : Starcraft

We want to produce zerlings, zealots and tanks and let them have fun together ! So let's have a LAN party on Starcraft (we have the installation files) right after dinner ! People taking part to the battle :

    • Stéphane
    • Alexis
    • Frederico
    • Giacomo
    • squitshes

What about some girls ? :p I (Serena) can play but after the Barcarolata :)

Day 6 (Saturday), half day

Day 5 (Friday)

  • Scheduling tutorials VVV10 Tutorials:
    • Cartesian Interface in the morning at 11.30 (Ugo Pattacini)
    • YARP devices in the afternoon, after coffee.
  • Status page for the lego builders: VVV10 lego builders (We have some things finally working)
  • Other groups: making a status page is a good idea :-)
  • Remember you can suggest or offer tutorials VVV10 Tutorials

Day 4 (Thursday)

  • Scheduling tutorials VVV10 Tutorials:
    • iCub applications and automation tutorial at 3pm. (Lorenzo Natale)
  • Group update is scheduled at 11.30am (after the first coffee break). Please update Groups and experiments.

Remember you can suggest tutorials, add your suggestion to the tutorial page: VVV10 Tutorials

Day 3 (Wednesday)

Day 2 (Tuesday)

  • Scheduling tutorials: VVV10 Tutorials
    • 10am: Ros install, camera calibration, and detecting markers using artoolkit (Alexis Maldonado).
    • after afternoon coffee break: iDyn sorry, postponed! unknown date and time, but surely not wednesday morning!
  • Keep going with group formation: Groups and experiments
    • We'd like groups in formation to advertise themselves after lunch.
  • Vvv10 camera calibration

Day 1 (Monday)

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