Radu Angelescu

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Nov 13, 2016

The road to wisdom, bfgs nlp

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The road to wisdom?—Well, it’s plain

and simple to express:

Err

and err

and err again,

but less

and less

and less.

— Piet Hein

The above words are from a grook I like.

Sometimes I spend all day trying to count

the leaves on a single tree. To do this I

have to climb branch by branch and

write down the numbers in a little book.

So I suppose, from their point of view,

it’s reasonable that my friends say: what

foolishness! She’s got her head in the clouds

again.

But it’s not. Of course I have to give up,

but by then I’m half crazy with the wonder

of it — the abundance of the leaves, the

quietness of the branches, the hopelessness

of my effort. And I am in that delicious

and important place, roaring with laughter,

full of earth-praise.

-Mary Oliver,Foolishness? No, it’s not

Autumn is great in Romania, lots of beautiful light and nice colored leafs. I enjoyed great walks in the park, but naturally I started thinking about: what would it take for a machine to detect leafs in a picture. I actually don’t know how natural this thought is :)) but I said it’s a good problem for the weekend, brushing up on my maths and maybe if I could write it in a tutorial manner it could help somebody.

This article will not be about poems, of course, but instead it will be about implementing a technique that enables you to get to where you want to be :). Following the MUI article I felt like I needed to do something about nonlinear optimizations.

Aug 12, 2016

Artistic machine 42

This is an introductory article about a social artificial intelligence artistmachine42 I am developing in my spare time and it will not contain a lot of math (unfortunately). More in depth articles will follow.

This is it’s most successfull post so far:

http://artistmachine42.tumblr.com/post/144247722217/i-must-be-a-mermaid-rango-i-have-no-fear-of

Jan 03, 2016

Dec 29, 2015

Implementing a simple top down racing game ai controller

We have the procedural track, we have the ghysics car model, let’s make a simple top down racing AI! Above you can see me play with the basic AI (I am the red one that always ends up hitting the wall :) )

Dec 28, 2015

Top down racing car physics model using box2D

Today’s article is about implementing a simple, easy configurable car model with the Box2D physics library. See above video of me playing with the new model.

Dec 21, 2015

Procedural race track generation

Hey guys! This article is about implementing procedural generated, closed race tracks for my 2d top down racing game AI framework.

Dec 14, 2015

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