RoboCup 2006

16 years and 3 months ago · listen

RoboCup is an international joint project to promote AI, robotics, and related field. It is an attempt to foster AI and intelligent robotics research by providing a standard problem where wide range of technologies can be integrated and examined. RoboCup chose to use soccer game as a central topic of research, aiming at innovations to be applied for socially significant problems and industries. The ultimate goal of the RoboCup project is By 2050, develop a team of fully autonomous humanoid robots that can win against the human world champion team in soccer.

This year tournament was held in Bremen, Germany, and here is one video (3m53s) covering a little bit of every competition:

If you want to, you can watch all the videos from the tournament, or learn more about this in the RoboCup website. See you in Atlanta 2007.

The new friday song

16 years and 3 months ago · listen

In honour of all who work in cubicles, with a lousy job, the new Friday song:

Note: I don't subscribe the opinion expressed in this video.

Sync Google Calendar & iCal

16 years and 3 months ago · listen

In a few days, a great tool will born: Spanning Sync. It allows a full syncronization between Google Calendar & iCal. Watch the screencast by clicking the picture below:

CG Water

16 years and 3 months ago · listen

A short film with computer generated water. Can you tell the difference from the real thing?

Firefox 2 vs IE 7

16 years and 3 months ago · listen

The initial round was won by Firefox 2, with 2 million downloads in the first 24 hours. IE 7 got 3 million downloads in 4 days, which gives something like 750 thousands downloads per day.

But now will enter Windows Automatic Update, which will boost IE 7 downloads number. But what matters for me is that user preferences are bending for the free, open-source browser, Firefox.