It is hard to dislike a place where you’ve been laughing every five minutes. And eating good food. And having great conversations with random strangers. And making new friends. Where good natured ribbing, flamboyance, art, tradition and culture blend smoothly into the potpourri of life. In short, it is hard … Read the rest “A tale of two countries”
The last few days in Italy were a blur of activity.
To begin with, the summer school activities became more and more exciting. Two teachers from Barcelona delivered a crash course on control and realtime scheduling. They were young, funny and I wished I had them as my first control … Read the rest “Pisa diary: Wrap up”
Here is a video of the Amazing Ball I worked on at the ARTIST summer school in Pisa. We modified the existing setup so that the setpoint in dynamically generated. This enabled moving the ball along a desired trajectory.
This one is dedicated to all those people who believe that … Read the rest “Amazing ball”
4 hours of sleep is not the specification I was designed for. Consequently, when the dual alarms from my mobile phones started a clamour around my head, the only thought was a faint “whhaaatt?” Half an hour later, it pierced through my foggy brain that I needed to wake up, … Read the rest “Pisa diary: Day 2”
Greetings from Pisa, Italy. I am back in the country I love so much and nothing has changed. It is still as crazy as ever and it took me all of 2 minutes to realize it.
I landed at the Galileo Galilei International Airport half an hour before midnight, walked … Read the rest “Pisa diary: Day 1”