Author Archives: JustasM

About JustasM

Justas is one of the breed of humans that wake up snotty early in the morning, finish whatever scribbling needs to be done, rush out of the front door with a half-formed sandwich seeping radioactive goo clenched in their fingers, run a distance the equivalent of several obstacle courses, try sucking up knowledge like a Slurpee all morning and afternoon, then check off a few responsibilities from a tome, read a textbook or five, robotically string together several millennia of words on a contraption understanding only 0's and 1's, perhaps consume some edibles if they are within arms reach, then finally collapse on the nearest unoccupied flat piece of furniture. He also enjoys life.

Artificial Life

Note: this blog post is available in PDF form. INTRO What will the future look like? How would our lifestyles change with time, discoveries, and inventions? Most importantly of all, will we be able to design intelligence on par with … Continue reading

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ASE: The Argument Search Engine

Your search engine provides you with relevant results. It lists everything out by popularity and usefulness and relevance and web history. It provides suggestions. It recommends restaurants and local car dealers. It links news and blogs and Twitter feeds. My … Continue reading

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Robotic Construction

Researchers at University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP Lab (General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception) have recently been working with quadrocopters, perfecting the stability, control, and interaction of these miniature flying helicopters.  Now, they have created a system whereby a group of … Continue reading

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Gravitoids

One thing that is always fun to do in programming is to set up a basic particle system framework, and then experiment as wildly as you wish: spawn particles, add velocity, implement gravity. Finally, simply sit back and watch them … Continue reading

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Bringing See-Through Back

Does anyone remember this? Say hello to the original Nintendo Game Boy. That in itself is exciting. However, what makes this device exceptional is the casing. Look at it! Clear and transparent, exposing all the beautiful electronic wizardry inside this … Continue reading

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