This is my first post on this blog. I started this blog based on a conversation I had with a colleague of mine (I am a graduate student if you are wondering). The conversation was about a recent event we attended in Homestead, FL. The DARPA robotics challenge trials for 2013 were held at Florida’s Homestead Miami speedway, and it was one of the biggest robotics event in the world. But it is not the topic of this post. During the conversation I had with my colleague he mentioned that our advisor (that’s your boss in grad school) had told him how it would be a good idea to document the event and post it somewhere on line, and a blog was one of the options. I have been wanting to start a blog for some time now but never got around to it (don’t ask why). But that conversation gave me the push I needed to start blogging and here I am.