On the Marriage of Science & Imperialism

Written on November 15, 2018
I recently had the pleasure of reading Yuval Harari’s “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind.” While I may not fully agree with his views on religion, his critical analysis on Homo Sapiens’ Scientific Revolution was really telling and descriptive. I really enjoyed his objective approach to describing how man’s ability to imagine entities (LLCs, credit) is what set them apart... Read More

Structure for Speech Using Dialogflow

Written on November 9, 2018
After the multiple issues we encountered during Robocup@Home, I think we definetly learned some lessons on how to properly approach speech for robotics applications. Noise, voice activity detection, and beamforming are all active areas of research, however, they’ve recently become mature technologies. Based on my experience with speech IRL, here’s how the framework should be designed - TL;DR use an... Read More