Monday, May 30, 2011

Exams are over, time to graduate!

As I mentioned in my 2 down, 2 to go post, I had 2 more exams to do: Small Real-Time Systems and Intelligent Robotics.

SRTS was on Thursday morning and it went well; I could answer almost every question and grabbed as many marks as I could.

Intelligent Robotics was Friday afternoon, so I didn't have much prep. time for that one! I loved it. I actually loved an exam - what the hell is wrong with me!? For an exam to be that stress-free, and to be my last exam... I don't know - I just had the biggest smile on my face afterwards. - I raped demolished it, let's just put it that way.


A few commenters were wondering what the Intelligent Robotics exam entailed;

  • Movement and Locomotion
  • Autonomy
  • Sensors and Perception
  • Robotic Manipulator Arms
  • Control Paradigms
  • Reactive & Deliberative Systems
  • Biologically Inspired Robots
  • Accuracy, Precision and Repeatability.
Here's an example of a biologically inspired robot, Whegs II - which is based on a cockroach:


Needless to say, after that exam, I went straight out to a few bars and gave my brain cells a good send off for all the hard work they've been through.

Graduation in July.

56 comments:

Leo Stahl said...

Sounds like you're doing an interesting course. I seen a cool video of 2 robots that created a language and dynamically assigned names to objects. They then used the new language to communicate about their surroundings and traverse an obstacle course. That shit was whack!

phosports said...

congrats on finishing, hope you did well on your exams!

Fang said...

I always found that kind of stuff rather cool, but to study it and do it for a living, meh..

Pappa Püllï said...

Great blog! Keep the posts coming, i enjoy reading them!

FrostyC said...

gratz on your SRTS exam & IR exam.

Ray Rousell said...

"I actually loved an exam - what the hell is wrong with me!?" LOL!
Could it be that your crazy?? who in their right mind enjoys doing an exam!!!
Ray

Bart said...

party time!

jblogger45 said...

good job

Kicking Rocks said...

Congrats! I Also recently graduated!

Jazz bazooka said...

nice, that sounds really cool

Intraman said...

congratulations on finishing your exams!

Dave said...

Grats on the exams. That video is very impressive. The Whegs II looks very robust.

Dejch said...

pff that robot is some piece of work.. nice!

thenitefalls said...

Congrats it's going to feel glorious to finally graduate!!!

evldmn said...

Good luck, I hope you build way better robots, than cockwhegs2.

VersionDouble said...

congrats you got them all over! my graduation isnt till november, dammit!

Blogging Skater said...

intelligent robotics seems like a foreign language to me

ed said...

sounds fun and congrats.

HiFi said...

Haha. Good call on the bar. Gotta degauss the brain sometimes. Congrats on the exams! It's smooth sailing from here on end.

JkF50 said...

I haven't played about with many robots in my time, however last year one of the modules we did we programmed robots using C, It was pretty sweet! Congrats on finishing too buddy!

Tomgh@MirrorG said...

Nice robot, that looks weird. Congrats on graduating.

Elliot MacLeod-Michael said...

good luck bro, i'm glad someone's smart

Hot New Music Today said...

That's crazy, I would have to do the same thing if I went through all that.

Colin Biano said...

WOOO CONGRATULATIONS :D also, that robot is kind of creepy once you know what inspired it

MRanthrope said...

damn, CONGRATS! looks like you've put in some major work for all this.

Trolske said...

Reminds me of a robot I saw which was controlled by a cockroach XD. But why don't they combine the antenna sensor with the ultrasonic?

Flodström said...

Congratulations man! Also, is it possible to simulate balance so that robots may walk on two legs?

Xenototh said...

You rapemollished the exam, eh? It is the best feeling in the world wrecking an exam and knowing you did well. :P

fit4life said...

this is why science is cool. its a freakin walking robot!

LiquorKing said...

grats on the exams!

Roysizzle said...

bro. You sound like a fucking genius. Engineering was so hard. -_-

JayPower said...

Congrats on the end of your exams man ;D

Frosty said...

Sorry you're still takin' tests, I'm all done :p

Necroticism said...

Two months from now! congrats mate.

freightblog said...

sounds difficult

Anonfourtwenty said...

Congrats!

Pool Fool said...

looks like this robot can run very fast

Icepax_Nmir said...

Lucky you! I just started with the exams...

srnajera said...

nice videoo (:

SeanExact said...

robots are the futureeeeeee

fabio_2007 said...

looks like a great invention

sp3nny said...

congrats and good luck with whatever you do next

Hook Games said...

Congratulations.

Potholderz said...

Congrats man, i know the feeling of being done with finals is a great one.

ironchefman said...

That sounds like a crazy fun class! I wanted to take a similar class at my school, "Mechatronics", but it was cancelled the semester I wanted to sign up :( Very jealous!

Skaerf said...

Congrats, Enjoy your summer ~.^

Cartoon Universe said...

I know that feeling of completely annihilating an exam.

gamefreak3335 said...

Hey gratz on graduating!

WOODLOUSE said...

I am interested in robots, that whegs robot looks very good.

AMO said...

Good luck in graduation.

Stay CRITICAL of EVERYTHING said...

thats cool! lookin forward to more of your stuff while i sit down to my coffee! :)

CGburst said...

cockroach robot that is clever.

vst.v said...

You are same as me,graduating soon!

pepsi_lover47 said...

Wow congratulations. Im seriously jealous. That degree will take you very far in life.

Good luck with your job finding goals on 2011. =)

Review1811 said...

Congratulations :) Robotics is an exciting topic in general...sadly, I never learned much about them in school (my overall knowledge is limited to making small lamps on a microcontroller blink, lol).

Desktoper said...

awesome robot

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