Keep Calm and Install Morse and ROS: Guide for Not Going Insane

Versions Ubuntu: 14.04 Morse: 1.4 Ros: Indigo Python: 2.7 and 3.4 Introduction Before diving in to the “guide”, let me explain a hypothetical scenario. Say you want to install ROS in your computer. Should be easy as a pie right? sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-desktop-full should do the trick. Now as...

Doing Major Changes to your Website without Falling to an unrecoverable Abyss (GoDaddy + WordPress)

Hi there amazing folks, Last week I wanted to do some major if-not-done-properly-you-are-screwed changes to my website. Knowing that I’m walking risky grounds, I was extra cautious but failed miserably while doing so. Fortunately I took backups before taking things apart so I was able to recover from the ramifications...

Generative Models Part I: Variational Autoencoders

In the next few posts, I will be talking about several Generative Models that saw daylight quite recently. On a general tone, generative models are used to generate new samples by approximating the underlying distribution of data and quite useful for unsupervised learning and semi-supervised learning. Few state-of-the-art generative models...

Using GPUs Smartly with Tensorflow

When you’re working in a lab and you need to coordinate GPU usage it can be tough to run things recklessly. You are definitely going to need smarter GPU allocations. And Tensorflow docs provide you with a fair deal of information how to manage GPU usage. And it is not...

Walkthrough: Working with Tensorflow on Windows through Docker

Versions of the dependencies in the tutorial Python: 2.7 Tensorflow: 0.11.0rc2 Docker: 1.12.2 Windows: 8 (64-bit) If you have looked at Tensorflow not much guidance exist for getting it to work in Windows. This page includes installation instructions for Tensorflow (instructions). But not so much for Windows. In fact, the...

Running a cool simulation with Morse and ROS (A Beginner’s Guide)

G’day, Now some advance stuff after touching the surface of ROS. But it should feel good to have something up and running. Now let’s try to run a simulated robot with ROS. Sounds pretty cool, doesn’t it? We will be using the following components in our simulation. Morse – 1.3...

Getting feet wet with ROS (A Beginner’s Tutorial)

Hi there, This tutorial is about using ROS. ROS stands for Robotics Operating System, which is pretty much self-explanatory. ROS is widely used to provide a platform for robots to function. And the ROS official website itself provide a gold-mine of tutorials and information. So I would not give a...

SAMME: A Multiclass Boosting Algorithm

Boosting is one of the coolest Machine Learning techniques I’ve ever used. Essentially, boosting allows you to build a strong learning by combining the outputs of a set of weak learners. How cool is that? The question which motivated boosting algorithms has been there for quite a while (since mid...