Are you working on a Raspberry Pi project? Would you like some help, or are interested in sharing what you know? Join this month's Raspberry Pint!
We encourage people to stand up and speak about their Raspberry Pi experiences, cool projects and give easy tutorials.
Many people bring along their projects to show off (quite right too) and get some help and advice with some sticky problem.
All are welcome!
Paper Robots and Reinforcement Learning: From the Lab to the Desert
With the widespread use of 3D printing and laser cutting technology, the price of manufacturing dropped considerably in the past years. Naturally, this development extends also to the manufacturing of robots which are becoming easier to build, prototype and access for everyone from year to year. This talk presents a series of experiments in which we applied reinforcement learning on robots made from paper to learn efficient locomotion strategies on granular media. We will cover the manufacturing process, why this type of robots is a good application for reinforcement learning algorithms and vice versa, some pitfalls of reinforcement learning on real robots, and what the presented robot has to do with land mine clearing and sea turtles.
Kevin S. Luck is a PhD candidate at the Interactive Robotics Lab in Arizona ,USA, and received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany. His main research interests are reinforcement learning and robotics, with a focus on sample efficient learning in the real world. In the past, Kevin has worked as a research intern at Facebook AI Research in Menlo Park, US, at DeepMind in London, UK, and at the Intelligent Robotics Lab at Aalto University in Finland.
Cool Raspberry Pi Vineyard Use Cases
Masafumi Ohta joins us from Japan. Lately Masafumi is working with Japanese winery in Yamanashi, Japan. It is very new winery and is trying to grow grapes with new technology (Raspberry Pi). Masafumi will introduce use cases at Vineyard Kikushima, his 'farm' journey with Raspberry Pi.
Masafumi is leading Raspberry Pi community in Japan and volunteering Raspberry Pi Foundation from farthest east country, Japan,.He has helping their business and encourage Raspberry Pi related projects with Raspberry Pi Foundation. Masafumi has elected ARM INNOVATOR by ARM+Hackster.io because of his vivid activities with Raspberry Pi in Japan. Masafumi has also been contributing many other OpenSource projects, He has elected Active User Contributor for OpenStack Foundation because of his project at a big-name automotive company in Japan and he also organizes CLSx Tokyo to discuss community leadership and issue. Masafumi lately has started collaboration with ASUS to enhance their Tinkerboard using original Rockchip kernel on it https://github.com/masafumiohta/kernel/blob/release-4.4/README-tinkerboard