Coding for tomorrow: Why is good code important?
Added on 27/01/2017
"Why should I care about how my code is written, as long as it works?" I will argue here that well-structured and well-written code not only saves time on a project, it also helps you to invest your time in a way that is meaningful for your future work.
How Coding in Python Might Be Bad For You
Added on 10/04/2016 :: 2 comments
7 reasons why coding in Python is like writing a really bad essay and getting away with it
Book Review: Waking, Dreaming, Being
Added on 02/04/2016
What is the self? Is it the basic nature of the mind or is it something perceived by the mind? I'd really recommend the book to anyone interested in these questions, either from a scientific or a philosophical perspective.
Are Robot Swarms Like Brains?
Added on 19/02/2016
I have recently explored a way of measuring how information flows within a robot swarm. I think that there is something intriguing behind this idea - a swarm's resemblance to the human brain.
How I Upgraded My Skateboard to Cyberpunk
Added on 25/10/2015
Yes, I’ve been learning skateboarding. Since I think LEDs are cool on everything, I thought why not put my electronics skills to use and make under-body lighting for my skateboard?
Lots of Robots at IROS in Germany
Added on 05/10/2015
I have just returned from the IROS conference that took place in Hamburg, Germany. The conference name stands for Intelligent Robots and Systems and it was a huge event full of talks and exhibitions about robotics. While the atmosphere was very professional, the spirit of Oktoberfest, a traditional German celebration of beer and German culture that happens between September and October, managed to blend in very well.
Have I Met an Android?
Added on 17/09/2015
I was browsing game discussion forums on Steam and came across a post that did not make much sense. Have I talked to an AI?
Top 5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started a PhD
Added on 06/05/2015
In a short moment self-reflection, I made a list of the five most important things that doing research with a lot of data has taught me. And I learned the hard way - wasting a lot of time and energy re-doing things instead of being smart about it at the beginning. Note to self: I should read this once a year or so.
The Hive Mind in Southampton
Added on 16/03/2015
I had the privilege to present The Hive Mind, my new sci-fi puzzle game about insect-inspired construction with robots, at the University of Southampton Science and Engineering day last weekend. A lot of people came to play it and it was great to watch how they interacted with it - kids were often better at the game than their parents!
How Minecraft Can Teach Us About Sustainability
Added on 29/12/2014
I have recently started playing Minecraft, a game with an open world that consists of small destructible blocks that you can mine, chop, harvest, craft from and build upon. I know that playing Minecraft is one of the most geeky things you can do these days, but just bare with me. This post is actually not about gaming, it is about how the game can help people understand the issues of sustainability.