Category Archives : Educational Material *

Materials useful for (re)educating yourself on topics related to the lab.


Exporting ROS Bag Files to Matlab, v2.0

A while ago I wrote a post about bag2csv, which is a tool I wrote to import data from ROS bags to Matlab workspaces. This tool first converted the bag data to CSV files, and then read the CSV files into Matlab. We’ve discovered a lot of shortcomings to this approach since that post was written, and as […]


Dancing with Drones at Lincoln High School

Last year we collaborated with the international dance company STREB (really they are “Extreme Action Heros,” not dancers) to put on a workshop with dancers and robotics students at UNL. There is a nice video giving an overview of the collaboration here: A couple of days ago we worked with a Lincoln High School dance […]


Sunday with a scientist

  On Sunday, February 15th the Nimbus Lab was involved in Sunday with a Scientist Day at the University of Nebraska Morrill Hall State Museum. During this event we presented some of the research conducted in our lab to the public. We demonstrated our water sampling hexacopter, and sampled water from a small container (2x4x4) […]


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 […]