So the Wiki for IRIDIA is up and running!
Currently there are the following articles:
- Moving to Brussels - Information on transport, short- and long-term accommodation, inscription etc.
- Surviving in Brussels - What you need to know once you have found a place to stay.
- Workstation configuration - How to setup your personal workstation and laptop, printers, etc.
- Introduction to evolutionary robotics - Reading material for beginners (when Elio gets it done)
- Robot labs around the World
- Early Language Acquisition: Cracking the Speech Code - Infants learn language with remarkable speed, but how they do it remains a mystery. New data show that infants use computational strategies to detect the statistical and prosodic patterns in language input, and that this leads to the discovery of phonemes and words.
- The Single Neuron Theory of Consciousness (paper) - Steven Sevush of University of Miami School of Medicine takes this idea down to the level of individual neurons in a 2002 paper, The Single Neuron Theory of Consciousness, just released online. Sevush believes "a single brain at any given moment harbors many separate conscious minds, each one assumed to be associated with the activity of a different individual neuron". He suggests that because all these "conscious beings" that reside in a single brain have very similar experiences, it feels like a single "stream of consciousness" to us instead of a "chorus of minds
- Unusual pair team up on battle-ready robot (MSNBC article) - In a trailblazing pairing of robotics and tractor companies, iRobot and John Deere announced plans Monday to build a 9-foot-long semi-autonomous battlefield vehicle.
- When Robots Rule the World (Wired article) - The adoption of domestic robots is predicted to have increased seven-fold by the year 2007 according to a report issued by the U.N. Economic Commission.
A Wiki is an excellent tool to maintain dynamic information. If you want to add something to this Wiki feel very free contact the system administrator and get an account. It is straight-forward to add and change the information in MediaWiki. Simply press edit on the top of this page to see how it was done. If you create a link to a non-existing page within this Wiki you can create that page by following the link - of course you would need a login to do so!. Pictures and documents have to be uploaded before they can be used on pages. All popular image formats are supported and pdf and ps documents are allowed.
For more information on the Wiki mark-up language see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:How_to_edit_a_page. When you become good at it, you can make cool looking pages.