Yearly Archives: 2014


Exporting ROS Bag Files to Matlab

This tool has been deprecated in favor of a new method which directly reads bag data into Matlab. See this post for details.   Original post: Recently, Adam introduced a tool to analyze ROS bag files using the Python pandas package, and plot the data using matplotlib. You can read his post here. While this is a great […]


Using rosbag_pandas to Analyze rosbag Files with Python 1

ROS offers great tools to record execution traces using the rosbag command line tool. However, after the data is recorded, quickly extracting the data to perform analysis and produce graphics may be an issue to those unfamiliar with the process.  ROS provides a Python and C++ API to read and write data from the bags […]


Nimbus in IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine

This past winter we collaborated with the Extreme Action Dance Company STREB to create a performance with flying robots and dancers. You can see a video discussing the collaboration and also a recently published article on the collaboration in IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine.


#BigRedWelcome to new Students

Welcome new UNL students! We’re getting into the spirit of #BigRedWelcome (< -- that's a twitter hashtag) with a super short video: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BigRedWelcome&src=tyah We used our laser cutter for the lettering, and the challenge was hacking together a mechanism to hold a video camera (a smart phone) that had the UAV (an AscTec FireFly) in […]


Congratulations to NIMBUS Lab Graduates!

Congratulations to Andrew, Hengle, Jinfu, John-Paul, and Sreeja who completed their M.S. theses this past year! They all did great work and are now respectively at Microsoft, LI-COR, Rocket Fuel, UNL CS PhD program(!), and MathWorks. Congratulations also to Caleb, Courtney, and Jared who finished their undergraduate degrees. We will miss them all and their […]


Dance and Robotics (STREB!)

We are once again working on a fun collaboration with UNL dancers, the Lied Center, and also architecture students! We are putting together a set of robot/dance performances that are inspired by STREB and will show them at the Lied Center on April 11th as part of the pre-show before STREB performs. Our show is […]