I'm Alex Kearney, a Master's student studying Computer Science at the University of Alberta. I focus on Artificial Intelligence and prosthetics.

When I'm not playing with robots, I hang out with the indieweb community, drink tea, and scubadive.

That feeling when you finish a semester and get back to living like a real human being 💀✨


Today in grad-school: brains need 25 watts---the same amount as a light-bulb.


Today in grad-school: French robots reciting Asimov's laws of robotics.


Today in grad school: learning how to play poker really well.


Today in grad-school: students pretending to be dolphins to understand actor-critic reinforcement learning.


Things I did yesterday: throw a large number of pom-poms at my supervisor's head.


The lab telepresence robot is actually being used, and it's kind of weird.

The robot sways to give a life-like sense to the speaker, but it still feels like they're a disembodied head.