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Congratulation Dr. Pais Ureche

The big day finally passed :) 

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The last geek from Jurassic Period

LASA: What was the happiest moment of your PhD life ?

"Times when I was happy with work and I could fully appreciate life outside the lab."

LASA:  What will you miss most from your time in Lasa ?

" The people."

LASA:  What advice can you give to new PhD students ?

" Talk to as many people as you can. To find an idea, to test an idea, to ask for a different point of view, or just because talking to other people is good for you. 

LASA:   What do you feel most guilty about?

" Don't do guilt. 

There are much better motivators than guilt." 

 

 

Nicolas, we've already missed you. Have fun out there!

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Jose Ramon Medina, the Postdoc!

This is going to be a honest reply to this questionnaire. No make-up and no smart, flashy answers.

 

LASA: "Do you remember the happiest moment of your Postdoc life?"

Remembering how cool it was to make things work together with other people and experiencing that joy again.


LASA: "Do you remember the time you felt most afraid? If so, what was your thought process at the time?"

I’ve been having a hard time feeling bad about not meeting my own expectations and at the same time having to commute every weekend to Munich. This was very hard. It was then very interesting to observe how my mind crushed all those expectations in a sort of survival reaction to reach the point where I couldn’t care less about all those (now meaningless) things.

LASA: “Is there anything you would like to do that you haven’t done yet?”

I would love to have 6 months, a sound studio room, a bunch of MIDI instruments, some friends visiting sometimes and myself. I’d love to listen to what’s sounding in that room after that. I’d like to get to know myself in the infinite space of music where no criteria nor rules prevail. Overwhelming!

LASA: “If you could go back in time and change one thing, what would it be?”

If it’s concerning my own decisions, I’m not changing a thing. I accept myself as I am, for the good and the bad things.

LASA: “What will you miss the most from your time as a Postdoc in LASA?”

The people! Anything else is irrelevant.

About specific moments, I’ll miss the nice discussions with Felix and Klas.

I’d love to repeat boom,boom… lamp flashing…. boom,boom orange splashing …

LASA: “What advice can you give to new Postdocs?”

There is a continuous process in each person (or at least in myself) seeking for something different. If you want to do a Postdoc make sure you are not at all close to the point where

  1. you already understood too well how things work/do not work in a research group and

  2. where every research problem you could consider reminds you of another problem you already know.

LASA: "What do you feel most guilty about?"

I don’t feel guilt anymore.

“What’s surprised you most about being a Postdoc?”

That nothing surprised me. That was surprising!

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Congrationation Dr. Sommer!

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Visitors @ LASA

LASA was very honoured as we received the delegation from Wuhan University and from the Chinese Province to discuss future collaborations between the two universities. 

Visitors included;

  •  Mr. Ying Weiwei, Vice President for Finance
  •  Mr. Liu Sheng, Dean, School of Power and Mechanical Engineering
  •  Mr. Li Deshi, Dean, School of Electronic Information
  •  Mr. Lei Aiwen, Associate Dean, Institute for Advance Studies
  •  Mr. Zhou Xiaolin, Section Chief of Department of Human Resources
  •  Ms. Xu Xin, Department of Human Resources

We look forward to seeing what the future might hold for both LASA & Wuhan University. 

 

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Can you feel what I feel?

Nicolas Sommer & Prof. Aude Billard were featured in Science Magazine for editors choice - “Can you feel what I feel” 

 

Posted by Seyed Sina Mirrazavi Salehian at 14:06
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Goodbye College...Hello Job!

* What will you miss the most from your time at LASA?"

Felix: Two things:

First, getting to work with so many different systems: arms, hands, sensors, software architectures, etc... It's great to be presented with a new system: first you use and understand it, then you master and improve it.

Second, and more importantly, getting to work with so many people, each with their own unique expertise. Finding common ground and going into new directions is a great pleasure.

 

* What advice can you give to new PhD students?

Felix: Implementation on robots is just like investing: get the fundamentals right and you're sure to be successful in the long term.

 

 

 

"Do you remember the happiest moment of your intership?"

Yue: Saw the robot running as you wanted it.


"Do you remember the saddest moment of your intership?"

Yue: saw the robot not running as you wanted it.

“Is there anything you would like to do that you haven’t done yet?”

Yue: Yes, I would like to put the learning from demonstration part into my work, which was possible because of lack of time.

Yue: “If you could go back in time and change one thing, what would it be?”

I think if I could have defined the project more clearly, earlier, I could have a better result.

 

 

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Farewell Mioa...Farewell our friend

"What was the happiest moment of your Phd life?"

Miao: The experiments with the hand worked as expected.

"Do you remember the saddest moment of your Phd life?"

Miao: There is a huge gap between the fingertips of hand and the objects and nobody in the paper dares to admit this fact!

“Is there anything you would like to do that you haven’t done yet?”

Miao: I will make a new robotic hand and save all the poor grasping researchers' time. I will do this in the future.

“What will you miss the most from your time as a PhD student in LASA?”

Miao: All the nice discussions with the lab's members during meetings, lunchs, seminars, talks and drinking breaks.

“What advice can you give to new PhD students?”

Miao: Do something which you really enjoy!

"What do you feel most guilty about?"

Miao: I didn't change the grasping world too much. Although, I've known that there is something wrong with the grasping world.

Farewellour friend:

 

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Live from Ann Arbor

An Update:

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Icub and his master on news

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