My fourth semester at Carnegie Mellon has started and I’m excited for what it holds. I’m currently taking some interesting graphics/computer vision courses and look forward to the overlap between that and internships/projects. The year started strong with Build18, CMU’s hardware hackathon and Pennapps, UPenns’s hackathon. Otherwise, it’s the usual schoolwork grind :D.
This semester was a very interesting one. With the prospect of chunkier classes, fun was definitely at an all time low. However, I managed to entertain myself with the usual shenanigans and gained a lot of knowledge.
The academic year at Carnegie Mellon is coming to an end. Although my grades are all over the place, I am pleased to say that I probably learned the most I have ever learned in the short amount of time I have spent at CMU. I look forward to taking more Robotics courses sophomore year and more exciting Build18 and Hackathon projects.
I recently commissioned PharmaBot to be a continuing project which will pickup after the summer. There is a frontend to be developed and an IOT system to be implemented with Qualcomm's Dragonboard 410c.
Recently went to Bayer Hacks in Pittsburgh, PA, with our project, Rxtr. Read project page for more! I become uncomfortably familiar with Pytorch and Tensors, something I never thought I'd venture into. We won first place and had a lot of fun talking to experts in Radiology and IT at Bayer.
Spring break has ended, which means there is 1.5 months until summer vacation. I will be interning at Qualcomm in San Diego over summer!
Further projects for this semester include an automated pill dispenser for senior citizens and an undecided project for Bayer's Hackathon in Pittsburgh. Stay tuned for new projects.
RIP Stephen Hawking
Last weekend was TartanHacks 2018, the annual hackathon at Carnegie Mellon.
Awards: Google's Best Use of Cloud API
My team had many ideas, which included a blackbox for cars that makes insurance claims more objective by collecting IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) data and being able to recreate a 3D model of crashes, a social networking app that enables students to find other students who are struggling with the same homework assignments, and a VR public speaking coach.
We decided to go with the VR public speaking coach. Our project (Syft on the homepage) placed you in a VR audience environment so that you could realistically practice your speaking skills. Furthermore, it provided detailed analytics by using Natural Language Processing while you were talking to give you details like rhythm, volume, tone, and stutter detection.
The end result was an app that graphed your performance every trial, and was able to help you improve speaking in front of an audience without leaving the comfort of wherever you are practicing.
Although it was tiring, it was very fun to work with my team and present to the judges. Can't wait to work on the other ideas at other hackathons!
An entire week was spent building the VR environment for Hagrid's Wild Ride. The funnest part was letting people use our interface during Demo Day. Check out the project in the 'Projects' tab for more information.
This initial post designates the beginning of my work on the website.
Not all my projects have been uploaded, and the site is a work in progress.