Saturday, July 09, 2011


I have been in Istanbul, Turkey for the last week at the RoboCup robotics competition. We are competing in the small size league. Today we finished our last official match. Although the final rankings have not been released yet, we think our team placed 9th (out of 20). We ranked well in the technical challenges: 3rd place in the navigation challenge and 3rd place in the mixed team challenge.

Master's Thesis

I finished my master's thesis! The final copy is posted here. Now that my thesis is done I can start work at Google. My start date is July 18.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Crater Detection

The contest has finished and my final ranking was 6th place. One rank away from a prize! The approach I used was using template matching and the normalized cross-correlation distance metric.