Monday, February 19, 2007

伏見稲荷大社 Fujimi Inari Shrine

Fujimi Inari Shrine is an old, famous shrine in kyoto with thousand of sacred gate what we called 鳥居(torii) in Japanese being buit along the path way towards the shrine.

These gates are built on donation by people.It means an entrance to a living place of Gods of Shinto.You should be familiar with this scene if you have watched the movie--Memoirs of a Geisha.

Endless path


絵馬(ema) is a board where you write your name and wishes on and tide it at the shrine.

Falling Leave- End of the fall season,no red maple leave but it still make a good entry in this photo

Kids shouting at the hill top

The kyoto city

Burning Candle

Light from the heaven

New gate is still keep on growing

Saturday, February 10, 2007

RoboCup Soccer Simulation

Last semester I had a programming class on C programming. The interesting part of that class was we had a session called project based learning, which we need to write program to move robots to participate in the simulation game. Actually we were not building the whole simulation program but we were building our source code based on RoboCup Soccer Simulator-- rcsssever 's library.

Two doctorate students (international students) who has their research theme on Physical Visualization League were our instructor throughout the class. We teamed up with 4 students a group to make a team with a keeper, a defender and two striker. By using the library(simplified version), we wrote simple code to allow the robot to pass a ball to team mate and to block the opponent from attacking.

We had a tournament among the teams at the last class. My team had a tough fight with others before we loose to the first runner-up team. Not a a very good result but instead we had a fun time that day and we learn a lot through the class.