Science

sepdek July 17, 2015

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES IN CULTURAL HERITAGE & TOURISM 11 Days equivalent workload to 130 hours (incl. 20 hours essay), 5 ECTS 30 July – 10 August 2015 Delphi, Greece Complete summer school programme. COURSE: Introduction, current state-of-the-art, innovation, trends UNIT: Innovative applications of technology in cultural heritage and trends for future research and development PDF edition […]

sepdek May 15, 2014

It has been many years working on digitization, reconstruction and virtual world applications; tested and used various techniques covering almost all aspects in the digital recording workflow. In the recent past years our team has been successfully engaged in a very productive workflow regarding digitization and reconstruction in 3D. Specifically, this workflow involved the application […]

sepdek March 14, 2014

A straightforward approach to do geometric image transformations using MATLAB is to take advantage of the imtransform function available. First the image is supposed to be within a ‘unity’ rectangle and initial transformation conditions are defined accordingly: udata = [0 1]; vdata = [0 1]; fill_color = 128; org_rect = [0 0;1 0;1 1;0 1]; […]

sepdek February 16, 2014

Recently I read an interesting book “The Grand Design” by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow. Somewhere at the end of the book there was a reference to the well known game of life by John Conway (1970). Although I knew it was implemented by various researchers and is already available in MATLAB with a demo […]

sepdek February 10, 2014

In a recently posted question @StackOverflow a user asked how to find the maximum Euclidean distance in a binary image produced by Canny edge detection using MATLAB. The original post is here. I report my response here just for archival purposes. Provided that you have a binary edge image, you need to think of white […]

sepdek December 30, 2013

Just a few days ago I run into a very interesting image processing challenge at StackOverflow. The challenge focused on the detection of a christmas tree in an image (see here for more info). Since I had a some free time I though I could give it a try… The rules in this challenge were […]

sepdek August 23, 2012

Free will has long been an issue on my mind. Although I am not into psychology or neuroscience I approached it in a logical/abstract way. It became apparent to me that there is no such thing as ‘free will’. The manifestations of our thoughts, our actions, which we tend to base upon free will, seem […]

sepdek July 10, 2011

Just came back from the summer school Autonomous Micro Aerial Vehicles: Design, Perception, and Control held at ATH Zurich and organized by the EC FP7 project “sFly” (FP7-231855). A great experience and a chance to meet people and take a look at what is the state-of-the-art in small flying robots. With very important speakers like […]

sepdek April 8, 2011

This is how kids can do electrical circuits just by playing with dough. Here it is… the squishy circuits project page, with recipes of conductive and insulating dough along with example circuits and project videos.