December 2014 - Archieve

Under the hood articles from the past.

Planning and time management.

We’re living in an era in which time is the most valuable resource, and we need to make the most of it. So here is where some proper time management activities come in. Basically, there’s a lot you can do if you want to improve on your time management skills and abilities, and I will introduce here some activities about this domain.

Planning is everything when it comes to time management. You need to write down every single activity and project that needs completion. It’s not worthy to keep all these information in mind, because your brain will have more important things to do than remembering a virtual list. So don’t hesitate to create your personal agenda. You need to write down all the things that need to get done, but be careful, because you need to place the hardest projects and tasks first. Why? Simple. Because once you get the hard work done, the others will come much easier, and this will boost your morale.

Another important thing is to make sure you have a 15-20 minutes break after 3-4 hours of work. Nobody can produce high quality and high effective results by working eight straight hours, so you must rest your brain by completely detaching from all your issues. Try watching something funny on the internet, if you’re working in an office with a computer connected to the internet, or try staying around with your colleagues. But make sure you don’t push it too far. Sometimes you can waste one hour without even realizing. To make sure this doesn’t happens, you should set some sort of alarm clock. This way, you will know exactly when you have to stop staying and start working.

Also try making your life easier by working at home. At home you have a better working environment, so you could find this place easier to work in. This can also give you the opportunity to move on to the other projects, and finish all your tasks faster.

You can also improve your time management skills in a fun way. The multi-tasking is a good skill, which can make you accomplish two tasks in the same time. You can develop this ability by playing the ‘Multi-Tasking’ game, which can be easily found on google.

Yet, the best activity found so far seems to be the activities-agenda. It’s not a shame to write down every single activity, but even it’s a sign that you are an organized and self-educated person.

Overall, the time management it’s becoming more and more popular. Nowadays, every employer searches for employees who can produce high quality work in a short amount of time. And the employees who can do that are experts in the matters of time managing. So if you are planning to become one successful employee, you should start looking for everything about time management skills and time management activities, to increase your chances of getting hired or promoted, and to reduce the risks of being sacked.

We do research in robtics

Robotics is the branch of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots,[1] as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing.

These technologies deal with automated machines that can take the place of humans in dangerous environments or manufacturing processes, or resemble humans in appearance, behavior, and/or cognition. Many of today's robots are i
nspired by nature contributing to the field of bio-inspired robotics.

The concept of creating machines that can operate autonomously dates back to classical times, but research into the functionality and potential uses of robots did not grow substantially until the 20th century.[2] Throughout history, robotics has been often seen to mimic human behavior, and often manage tasks in a similar fashion. Today, robotics is a rapidly growing field, as technological advances continue, research, design, and building new robots serve various practical purposes, whether domestically, commercially, or militarily. Many robots do jobs that are hazardous to people such as defusing bombs, mines and exploring shipwrecks.

To view robotics as an application of the principles of motions together with motors to provide motion and sensors to provide location and velocity may miss the inherent complexity of the discipline. A real robot does face potential for errors due to a number of reasons, including: incorrect parameter (for example: mass, direction, distance) values, frictional forces and terrain estimations, play at the link joints, calibration errors in sensors, errors in the values read from the sensors. The resulting errors in robot actions need corrections; preferably, without any explicit human help. These corrections cannot be precomputed by using the laws of physics and must be generated, as they are detected, by the robot as it executes the operation to enhance their ability to avoid immobilization, accommodate degraded performance and even self-recover.[3] The needed correction differs from one repetition of an operation to the next due to unpredictability of many of the influences.