New logo uses OCR-A

Here’s the new logo for the wiki: This uses the OCR A font, designed in 1968 to allow both machines and humans to read text (available by free download). An OCR B was released in Europe at the same time which is easier for humans to read but I didn’t think it was as pretty […]


Installing openCV 2.1 with Python bindings on Mac Leopard

I had a tricky time installing openCV 2.1 on my 10.5 Mac (Leopard) recently, the build instructions aren’t brilliant in the wiki. Here are my notes. I used the Mac notes as a guide and followed the new-style CMake system to build from scratch. I made sure during ‘cmake -G’ that new-style Python support was […]


Google Group created for the A.I. Cookbook

I’ve just setup the A.I. Cookbook Google Group, the goal will be to bring like-minded souls together so we can chat about ways of making smarter software. If you came here from the original project description post (New project – a practical Artificial Intelligence Cookbook) on my blog then you’ll know what’s in store. Do […]


MS Robot tools now free, Robot Operating System open src

This is a quickie – Microsoft have revised the licensing terms for their Robotics Studio – rather than charging it is now free. Their goal is to capture the ‘soon to be huge’ world of robotics development in the same way that Windows dominated the operating system scene for over a decade (and, well, still […]


Blog’s first post

The Artificial Intelligence Cookbook will contain a range of recipes backed by a strong community. The recipes will let you add intelligence to your applications quickly and easily. For a long list of the early ideas see the AI Cookbook post on my personal site. I’ve setup a mailing list – it’ll have updates on […]