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Autonomous Color Learning on a Mobile Robot

AAAI Conferences

Color segmentation is a challenging subtask in computer vision. Most popular approaches are computationally expensive, involve an extensive off-line training phase and/or rely on a stationary camera. This paper presents an approach for color learning on-board a legged robot with limited computational and memory resources. A key defining feature of the approach is that it works without any labeled training data. Rather, it trains autonomously from a color-coded model of its environment. The process is fully implemented, completely autonomous, and provides high degree of segmentation accuracy.

How a simple game of chess can break through stereotypes

PBS NewsHour

JUDY WOODRUFF: As we reported earlier, President Trump visited the African American Museum of History and Culture today, spending time considering the struggle to overcome racism in the United States. Tonight, another installment in our series Race Matters, focused on finding solutions to racism. CHARLAYNE HUNTER-GAULT: This is one of Lemuel LaRoche's day jobs, teaching graduate students in the University of Georgia's School of Social Work. But LaRoche is a man of many parts, one who doesn't separate town from gown, especially the parts of town populated by troubled youth. LEMUEL LAROCHE, University of Georgia School of Social Work: These kids are looking for opportunities, looking for a way out, bouncing from foster home to foster homes.

How St. Louis Helped Kickstart An American Chess Renaissance

Forbes - Tech

The St. Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center has a pretty humble beginning. After retiring and moving back to his Missouri home, financier (and Forbes contributor) Rex Sinquefield had settled into the St. Louis area. A lifelong chess player, Sinquefield told me his motivation for creating his club was pretty simple, "I just wanted a chess club. It thought it'd be nice to have a chess club in St. Louis." Nearly a decade later, the simple desire of a guy who just wanted to play chess in his retirement has turned a neighborhood in St. Louis into a virtual chess campus - complete with a club, a museum, a home for grandmasters, and a chess-themed diner.

Chess Links

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Chess Dominion - Great chess site for learning how to play. Has interactive tutorials, chess problems and chess computers that will play you in different games so that you can practice playing with just one piece at a time. Also features an interactive section where you can enter your games for analysis or share in the analysis of someone else's game. Includes a lesson plan for teacher's interested in teaching chess in their classrooms.

Magnus Carlsen wins third world chess title

BBC News

Magnus Carlsen of Norway has won the World Chess Championship for the third time after defeating challenger Sergey Karjakin of Russia. Carlsen, 25, sealed victory following a series of tiebreakers at the finals held in New York. Organisers said the games were followed by about six million chess fans around the world. The prize of $1.1m (£879,000) is divided between the two players with the winner taking 60%.