Archive for January, 2010

Purdue Beamer presentation & poster themes

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Now that I’m giving talks and presenting posters more often, it’s time to make them look as if they’re actually from Purdue. I’ve written up a a Purdue Beamer theme, you can download a tarball here. This contains both a poster theme and a theme for talks.

For posters you’ll have to edit the style file to change the attribution, url, and authors. Maybe someday I’ll make it take arguments. Other needed files, like the logo, along with an example, can be found here.

If you’re going to use either of these the best thing to do is to check out the git repository.

the title slide of a Purdue-themed talk

ICRA 2010

Friday, January 1st, 2010

So it turns out I’m heading to ICRA 2010 soon. Our paper on robotics, vision and learning was accepted! We describe how we get the robot to learn board games by watching another robot play. Lots of pictures, videos and details are available on my research page.

More details about that work is on our website for the submission.

Andrei Barbu, Siddharth Narayanaswamy,
Jeffrey Mark Siskind,
“Learning Physically-Instantiated Game Play Through Visual Observation”,
Proceedings of 2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation

A picture of Tchadensis, one of our three robots

More videos of the robots.