My thesis topic focuses on the compression 4D (3D + time) 'Pointcloud' data, collected via a mobile robotics platform known as Linda. In an attempt to map a real world environment in terms of temporal 2D and 3D feature descriptors. This research has been part funded by the an EU grant spanning six universities known as the STRANDS project.
The University of Lincoln is pioneering a new and exciting initiative known as ‘Student as producer’, structuring modules to accurately reflect real world industry, tweaking the curriculum and teaching styles to create assignments which instill good working knowledge of all areas of computer science. Hard work and determination enabled me to achieve a high 2.1 Bachelors degree.
Design and Technology (A)
Business and Economics (C)
General Studies (B)
12 GCSEs (A-C)
Including; Maths (A), Science (A), English (C).
At the beginning of this academic year the University of Lincoln employed me as a demonstrator tutoring during the undergraduate workshops. Assisting multiple lecturers in the modules, Computer Vision & Robotics (MATLAB / C#), Advanced Software Development (C++), and Networks & Network systems (NMAP, Wireshark, Cisco Packet Tracer etc).
To bridge the summer vacation gap between graduating and postgraduate study, I was fortunate enough to be offered a chance to work along side academics developing on the University of Lincoln's new robot platform Linda. This paid bursary placement involved hands on development with the goal of developing software capable of showcasing Linda on university open-days. To speed development time my first responsibility was to develop using Blender a 3D environment simulating that of Linda's home. After which both the real and virtual Linda’s were controlled to explore every inch of their environments, establishing an internal map. Upon creation of these maps a state machine was developed to control the robots movement and behaviour and set way-points. In a very short space of time I was able to turn my hand to learning 3D modelling, python and the Robot Operating System (ROS).
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