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

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

Today in #gradschool : bags of robot digits. . . #robot #tech #phdlife #cs


Meanwhile in the BLINC lab: a bag of San Franciscan street lizards 🦎


I am unreasonably excited about this Grace Hopper sticker my lab-mate gave to me.


My research lab held an archery tag house-cup. We sorted ourselves into houses and competed for bragging rights and the shiniest of trophies. Slytherin naturally won. 🐍 . . . #harrypotter #slytherin #magic #science #gradschool


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.