Sunday, June 28, 2009

Netflix Challenge enters “last call” for the grand prize.


As of the submission by team "BellKor's Pragmatic Chaos" on June 26, 2009 18:42:37 UTC, the Netflix Prize competition entered the "last call" period for the Grand Prize. Netflix is a data mining/Collaborative filtering optimization challenge where participants are challenged to device a recommendation system which can beat the Netflix owned world-class movie recommendation system: CinematchSM by an accuracy of 10% improvement.

In accord with the Rules, teams have thirty (30) days, until July 26, 2009 18:42:37 UTC, to make submissions that will be considered for this Prize. After this time period the submissions will be considered for the grand prize and the winning team will be awarded a cash prize of 1,000,000 US$.


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Monday, June 22, 2009

MRDS 2008 R2 is released


A new version of Robotics Developer Studio (RDS), called the R2 release, has been released for download. RDS 2008 R2 includes the new DSS Log Analyzer, several additional sensors in simulation, Software Quality Metrics, and various other bug fixes and documentation enhancements.

Express version of the product can be downloaded from the product site at There is also an upgrade kit for the Standard edition is available. It is also said that the Academic version is also rolled out to the MSDNAA but couldn’t see it to checkout in either Imagine Cup MSDNAA account or ACM MSDNAA account.smile_thinking Neither could be found in the (Admin)page containing full list of .sdc files. Hopes it would be available soon in either of those places. smile_regular

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

How the things went on Mars…

Follow up to the Post:Landed on Mars. Chase for the water begins…
You all know that I have being selected as a world finalist in this year Imagine Cup Robotics and Algorithms and probably would be glad to see my Robot’s working at Endurance Crater, Mars.
Well I have being thinking to post this video a long time but had to always postpone due to various reasons. So Enjoy it now!
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Monday, June 8, 2009

Imagine Cup Finalists announced. This time 4 teams from LK


Well I accept that this news is bit old. But I was on a bit of busy schedule on past few days, had to relocate since our hostel period was over, finalizing and submitting final year project reports etc.

However it’s glad to see that this time we have 4 teams from the island (he he including me-one man team) participating in Imagine cup. The Finalist teams are,

image Software Design – Team : Mahee – Project : MISEEFA – Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology

image Embedded Development – Team : SAS_EN – University of Moratuwa, Faculty of Information Technology

image Robotics & Algorithms – Aravinda DPsmile_shades - University of Moratuwa, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

image Mash Up – Team : Sasrutha – Project : Hope for Poor - University of Moratuwa, Faculty of Information Technology.

Hmm sad that we have lost the hold on short film this time.smile_thinking

Good luck for everybody and let’s bring glory to or motherland.thumbs_up

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