Status Update – 2014/02/28

So, I thought 2012 was a great year. Turns out 2013 was even more fun.

Through conferences and some leisure, I managed to travel all over the world.

From February to March, I helped a friend develop his Kickstarter project on a mobile robot. It was a great learning experience, and he managed to meet this initial quota!

A fun robot project

Then, in April, I presented my work to reviewers of the EU project STIFF-FLOP in Genoa, Italy. It was my second time in Italy, and it was quite fun. Got to see some familiar faces, as well. It was the first year review of the 7 million euro project, so every one was nervous. Luckily, our hard work paid off, and the review went smoothly.

Demonstrating my work to EU Project Reviewers
Testing out the camera before the big group picture

In early May, I flew to Karlsruhe, Germany with much of the King’s College London robotics group to attend ICRA 2013. It was my first time in Germany, and what a nice place it is.

Karlsruhe, Germany
Mr. Roboto

Then, Korea!

In front of the Engineering department at Seoul National University

Back in London, the BBC came to our lab to film some of our robots, and I managed to sneak in a shot of myself at 2:13. I’m world famous, now.

In July, it was off to Osaka, Japan for EMBC 2013. The first leg of a round-the-world trip, I’d be making.

Vending machines everywhere!
Fantastic conference

Part two was in Sydney, Australia for Powders and Grains 2013!

I learned so much at this conference
This is winter in Sydney

The last leg of my two month trip. Actually in America for ASME IDETC 2013 in Portland, Oregon.

I met another Allen Jiang!
I met another Allen Jiang!
Allen Jiang at ASME 2013 IDETC
My last conference… for now!

All in all, 2013 was a great year. Now, let’s see what 2014 will hold…