Week 6

This week was a bit shorter because we spent Friday going to Catalina Island 🙂 I was able to tag along with the SURE and REU students that are working in my lab and other robotics labs at USC for the summer. The trip was a lot of fun – we got to tour USC’s research center at Two Harbors and get a taste of the sustainability work they are doing. After that, we took a refreshing dip in the ocean and kayaked around, taking in the clear blue water. To top it all off, we saw a pod of dolphins surfing the waves of our boat on the way to Catalina and the way back!

My partner succeeded in being able to generate CSV accelerometer and gyroscope data from a Wii remote. We brainstormed together and came up with potential movements that can be done with the remote.

I’m also starting to look at other classification models that can be used in addition to HMM, such as Dynamic Time Warping. To do that, I’m looking at the Gesture Recognition Toolkit (GRT) on Github, but have been having trouble building at and running the GUI. So, that will be something to work on in the future as well.

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