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Right about now I suspect everyone is learning what a lot of postgrad computer science students learn in their first week: A computer network is a system where your work can be completely buggered up by a computer you’ve never heard of, in an office you have no access to, run by someone you can’t contact, but which you can’t replace or route around πŸ˜€

Well, that or they’re learning to use mutt and IMAP and reading their google email that way, which still works fine πŸ˜€… Read the rest

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Mini-Eureka

The markov diffusion process has an induced metric, and (Darling, 1998a) gives a connector; and Metric + Connection = GEOMETRY!!! Finally figured out what the hell he was talking about. This is a Good Thingβ„’.

Ahem.

It may not actually make a lot of sense put that way though, I suppose πŸ˜€

Basicly, RWR Darling wrote a few papers on a kind of filter called the Geometrically Intrinsic Nonlinear Recursive Filter in 1998 and for my PhD thesis I’m applying it to a specific area of robotics; but I’ve been having some problems with decyphering the maths (it’s somewhat past where engineering maths left off). And every so often, the four tons of math I’ve been chewing on in my head crystalises a little more and I get a better picture of what he’s talking about; and that happened tonight in the middle of writing a position paper for ICINCO’09.… Read the rest

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