01 Jul

Following up on Zhaoliang's #wfh tips, you can alternatively SSH into a remote server via a public/private key pair and completely disable password authentication. This provides two notable benefits: Security: public/private key pair authentication is arguably more secure than sending plain-text p...

30 Jun

Objective: Automatically obtain a list of available design object from backend compiler (either local or remote compiler) Correspondingly auto generate a list of buttons for generating new objects Auto obtain available design list from compiler In our previous version of the system, the av...

25 Jun

For the past almost two months, I were preparing for my Ph.D qualifiying exam. I passed the exam this Wednesday. For this summer, I will work on creating more interesting printable mechanisms for robots towards my final goal to make robots fully printable. Stay tuned.

25 Jun

I did some research on different models to predict behaviors of foldable structures. The most useful (simple but sufficient) model for me to use is called "Bar-Hinge Model". It simplified foldable structures into bars and nodes. It can track the in-plane stretching and out-of-plane bending.

25 Jun

To utilize different resources from different computer system, expecially under the condition that now we are in quarantine, remote connection is a useful and powerful tool that could help us to remotely access other computers, like the powerful computers in our lab. In this blog, I'm going to sha...

24 Jun

Objective: Define a set of gestures Recognize them from hand models observed by Leapmotion Pre-defined gesture set .column { display: inline-block; width: 25%; padding: 10px; line-height: 0; } .row:after { content: ""; display: table; clear: both; } ...

14 Jun

This week, I was working on the following tasks: Formal analysis of a new motion planner with theoretical guarantees in terms of computation Survey of other motion planning algorithms using trajectory optimization. Although I was able to understand pros and cons of my new motion planner, I sti...

06 Jun

I was working on the following things this week: Proof sketch of new motion planner algorithms in terms of sub-optimality Finalize the paper, which was recently accepted for RA-L! Participated in ICRA conferences, where I could communicate the authors of other great papers. In particular, I wa...

04 Jun

For the past one month, I have been working on the prospectus writing for my qualifying exam at the end of this June. Specifically, last week, I was drafting the Future Work chapter for the prospectus and am very close to finish it. I will spend a several days working on it and send it out to group...

29 Mar

Last Updated March 29, 2020. The COVID-19 Crisis is rapidly evolving, so this information may become out of date The COVID-19 virus first originated in Wuhan, China, in late December of 2019, and has become a global epidemic. Thus, due to the fact that LEMUR Lab has a high end laser cutter, and...