For Fun

Ian Rankin Strip Jack September 2008 DI Rebus series, this time about a politician whose wife is killed. Good book, worth reading !
Ian Rankin The Black Book September 2008 DI Rebus series, this time about killings in a hotel five years ago. DI Rebus is almost injured as well. very interesting.
Isaak Asimov The Complete Robot October 2008 Really great science fiction book about robotics. It is a collection of many short stories with the main characteristic of it is the three laws of robotics. Asimov is trying to pick the laws in many original ways.
Best stories are :


  • Neurotechnology for Biomimetric Robots by Joseph Ayers, Joel L. Davis and Alan Rudolph - Nice collection of papers on robotics covering many topics such as actuators, sensors and control. Most of the issues are applied to small scale robots and it touches aspects like swimming and flying. The book can be nicely used as a reading introduction to different aspects of biomimetric robotics due to the fact that it does not have much math inside ;) (personal rating )
  • The Vizualization Toolkit - An object-Oriented Approach to 3D Graphics 3rd Edition. by Will Schroeder, Ken Martin and Bill Lorensen. This is a superb book for understanding the VTK … the users guide is toooo simple … this book is great ! unfortunately need to give it back to the library :( (personal rating *)

To Get

  • What colour is your parachute ? - job hunting … do not remember who recommended … any why :)