Power System Contingency Analysis with Python PandaPower

This post will demonstrate how python’s pandapower package can be used to carry out a power system contingency analysis. We will use the IEEE 14 bus test system included pandapower with panadapower, with some small modifications, for this demonstration. Load the Relevant Packages in Python  Load the Test Network The network summary is given by:… Continue reading Power System Contingency Analysis with Python PandaPower

How to Count Steps using Python Data Analysis of Acceleration Data

This post will show you how to collect acceleration data from your phone using the senDsor app and export that data for analysis with python to determine the number of steps taken. Install The App The senDsor app is available for Android and can be downloaded from the Google Play app store here. Setup A… Continue reading How to Count Steps using Python Data Analysis of Acceleration Data

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Python Chatbot: Build You Own Simple but Useful Chatbot with Python

A chatbot is a program which is able to engage in conversation with a human in a seamless and  a natural way. Technically this conversation can be by text or by computer speech. A general purpose Chatbot is some ways off in the future so Chatbots that exist today are are often designed for a… Continue reading Python Chatbot: Build You Own Simple but Useful Chatbot with Python

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence – Promises of the future

Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI), though different fields are both concerned with enabling machines to become more useful overtime. Learning machines do this automatically and independently  and provide this usefulness to humans in a more natural way. In this article I will briefly illustrate the basic difference between ML and AI. I will also … Continue reading Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence – Promises of the future

Soft Robotics – Helping to Keep Hearts Pumping

A team of researchers from Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital have developed a soft robot that helps a weakened heart beat and could potentially restore normal blood flow in patients suffering from heart failure. This opens the door to a potential new treatment for people suffering from heart failure and could possibly give a… Continue reading Soft Robotics – Helping to Keep Hearts Pumping

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Soft Robotics – What is it? A Short , Gentle Introduction

Soft robotics is an emerging sub-field of robotics that deals with the design and construction of robots that are not rigid. This is in contrast to traditional robots. The resulting soft robots are generally constructed with soft and deformable materials. These materials include silicone, plastics, fabrics, rubber, or compliant mechanical parts like springs. Soft robots,… Continue reading Soft Robotics – What is it? A Short , Gentle Introduction

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Python – How to Solve Simultaneous Equations

Python in combination with Numpy allows for using python to solve simultaneous equations in a few simple steps. Using python to solve simultaneous equations relies on matrix linear algebra and can be done by using a built-in function (method 1) or manually (method 2) manually manipulating the matrices  to solve. So how to solve simultaneous equations… Continue reading Python – How to Solve Simultaneous Equations