Recently I was asked to look into creating a virtual human based interactive digital assistant from scratch. I have a good bit of experience with various aspects of interactive virtual humans from my time at the Institute for Creative Technology, but most of those efforts are built upon complex animation control systems and specialized rendering

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Last month my friend Ari Shapiro (ICT) asked me if I would like to build a portable version of the Raspberry Pi based capture cage for a research conference. Heck Yeah I would! The original physical design is based on the pi3dscan system from a group called 3dmij in the Netherlands, but this one needed

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Today is my birthday, and it’s been a great year. I am happy. I’m not worried about anything too serious. I’m healthy. My family is healthy. This year was full of new experiences, travel and personal growth. Last year I had three themes that I wanted to weave into my life: vision, generosity and friendship.

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I’ll keep this post short and sweet. I’ve been GPS tagging a few OHV park maps that are provided by the California. I don’t know how many maps I’ve lost while riding Hungry Valley OHV park, so I thought I would overlay it on an established GIS map and geotag it. Update! I’ve also added

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