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Ten Top Roboticists at Collège de France, Paris

As we announced in a former post, the Collège de France hosted in Paris a two days seminar with 10 among the world's most prominent roboticists. For those who couldn't make it, the videos are available online. We provide below the links as well as a short summary of each ...
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Virtualizing ROS

UPDATE: ROS Fuerte was released on April 2012. You might want use a more recent version of ROS: ROS Hydro Medusa (released on September 2013): Virtual Machine with ROS Hydro Medusa Pre-Installed. Install procedure unchanged. ROS Groovy Galapagos (released on December 2012): Ready to Use Virtualized ROS Groovy. Install procedure ...
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ROS Networking

Today, we describe how to use ROS Fuerte over the network and have a couple of ROS nodes running on different machines. We assume that you had successfully installed ROS and that you tested it on a single PC by running some tutorials. We also assume that you are running ...
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ROS Installation Made Easy

UPDATE:  Instead of installing ROS, you can simply download the VirtualBox virtual machine that we provide, so you can start experimenting quickly. [hr_dotted] Being Mac users, we decided to install ROS on one of our Mac Book Pro. We first took the latest release: Fuerte although it is tagged as ...
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ROS: The Linux for Robotics

Although ROS stands for "Robot Operating System", it is not an operating system. At least not as intended when talking about Linux. ROS is actually a set of software libraries, tools, and conventions (including protocols) made to ease the development of robotic applications. Originally developed by Willow Garage for their ...
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Offline Blog Post Editing on Mac OSX – Part 6: Qumana

In this post, we'll be reviewing Qumana 3.2.4. This blogging software is an exception compared to others we reviewed so far in this series for two reasons. On the one hand it is free. And on the other hand it runs not only on Mac OS X, but also on Windows and ...
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Offline Blog Post Editing on Mac OSX – Part 5: MarsEdit

MarsEdit developed by red sweater is a commercial software which license costs $40 approx. We'll be reviewing here MarsEdit version 3.4.2 which can be tested freely for 30-days. It runs on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard).  Owners of Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or earlier need to ...
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Offline Blog Post Editing on Mac OSX – Part 4: MacJournal

Technically, MacJournal is not a blogging software. Or, we should rather say that it is more than that. Developed by Mariner Software, it is a journaling commercial software which license costs about $40. As for other software reviewed in this series, MacJournal can be freely tried for a limited time ...
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Offline Blog Post Editing on Mac OSX – Part 3: Ecto

In this 3rd part of our series on blog post editors for Mac OSX, we will review ecto 3.0 by illumineX a software company that has also made iBlogger, a blogging app for the iPhone. Ecto is a commercial software which license costs $19.95. It also has a free 21 ...
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Offline Blog Post Editing on Mac OSX – Part 2: Blogo

Blogo is a commercial blog post editor by brainjuice. The license costs $25, but you can give it a try for free for 21 days. Note however that Blogo1.3 (reviewed here) won't run on Mac OS X Lion said the developers on the brainjuice web site. It seems that Blogo ...
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Offline Blog Post Editing on Mac OSX – Part 1

According to 2011 statistics by Technorati and Blogpulse, the number of blogs is estimated to 164 million. However, other figures makes us believe that the blogosphere is much larger. Topingdom reported that there were 39 million Tumblr blogs and 70 million WordPress blogs by the end of 2011. If you ...
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How to Prioritize Wifi Networks on Your iPhone?

One of the nice features of your iPhone and  iPad is that it remembers all Wifi networks that they were connected to. So, next time you comeback to the same place, your device automatically connects to available Wifi. And because Wifi takes over 3G, you don't need to do anything except ...
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Why you need another PDF reader for iPad

There is no doubt that PDF is a prominent format for digital documents, if not the most widespread one. However, reading PDFs on a laptop is not comfortable. People tend to print them. Not very green. Tablets and more specifically the iPad look as a good device to get ride ...
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