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#NetNeutrality

As today’s Day of Action on net neutrality draws to a close, I want to post a couple of thoughts from my FCC comment here. First, it’s important to say that net neutrality is not the ideal solution, competition is.  We do not enjoy the fruits of competition because of substantially captured agencies like the […]

IEEE IROS 2014: Interleaved Continuum-Rigid Manipulation Development and Evaluation

See my post at the Robotics and Intelligent Systems Lab for a recap of my presentation at IEEE IROS 2014.   IROS 2014 – Interleaved Continuum-Rigid Manipulation

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PDF Tools I Use

PDFs are a staple of academia and industry, but they’re neigh-intolerable without the following: Foxit Reader – I’ve used Foxit for years; it’s plain better than Adobe, allowing all sorts of commenting, highlighting, and manipulation tools that Adobe restricted. PDF XChange – I was first encouraged to it by Docear and find it as capable […]

Update

I’ve been less than frequent in posts, though my drafts folder is full.  So I’m lowering the bar and hope to push out posts that could probably use more polish but which I’m tired of having linger in the drafts…and so, AmISheltered occurred today and is now public.  Cheers.

#PennyForNASA

In response to #PennyForNASA’s campaign to double NASA’s funding, I emailed my representatives: Dear Sen. Ron Johnson [R, WI], Sen. Herbert Kohl [D, WI], Rep. Tammy Baldwin [D, WI-2]: I’m an engineer and I support Doubling Funding for NASA and U.S. Involvement in Space because solving difficult problems drives innovation while inspiring the nation.  Manned […]

Letter in Support of NASA & Commercial Crew

A Letter to Senators Kohl and Johnson in support of robust funding of NASA’s Commercial Crew program. As your committee marks-up NASA’s 2013 budget I hope you will consider my thoughts on the future of NASA and government-funded research and development in general.  I’m from Wausau, earned my undergraduate degree from UW-Madison in Engineering Mechanics-Astronautics, […]

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