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  • 2022
  • 2020
    • December
      • Merry Xmas and Happy New Year
        Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2021 from the Virtualab.

      • Webinar series on AI - Winter 2020-21

        Artificial Intelligence: we talk about it more and more often and it now finds many applications in the business field; but what do we really know ...?
        To increase and improve basic knowledge on #AI sharedVISION invites you to a cycle of five free webinars I'm going to give to

    • July
      • The MINI PC trend
        Mini PC are a growing trend in personal desktop computing.
        With their minimal footprint, smaller than one liter capacity box, you can mount it at the back of your monitor, or just put beside it.

        Low energy consumption with a small external power supply, some fast USB 3.x, DDR4 2666

    • February
      • A Search Engine Historic retrospective
        It seems light years away when Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page worked on their Backrub @ Stanford, putting the bases for their Google enterprise.

        The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine is the description of their Google prototype.

        At that time, Indexing

    • January
      • An Autonomous Multirobot Systems Course
        In 2015, The Georgia Institute of Technology organized and published this clever

        Autonomous Multirobot Systems Course

        A lot of AI and robotics studies and experiences about:

        - Multiagent architectures.
        - Communication, cooperation and coordination in mul

  • 2019
    • December
    • November
      • A view of Leonardo da Vinci by me (us)
        On the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, organized with some friends of mine

        on Saturday, November 9, 2019
        A Meeting on: Leonardo, a versatile artist and systems engineer

        On the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, countless conferences,

    • October
      • Time is...
        Definitely, My favourite old fashioned time reference to adjust the watch. :-)


    • September
      • Multi-agent reinforcement learning
        Trying to apply different MARL theories on different dynamic, partially cooperative environments..

        Here is a short Paper list of multi-agent reinforcement learning (MARL) by Lan Tao Yu

    • April
  • 2016
    • June
      • Wikimania2016 report
        Wikimania 2016 - My short personal reportage from Esino Lario and surroundings..

        Thursday 23
        I stayed at the Wikimania preconference, attending to the Wikimedia sessions and the EU advocacy, thinking about digital images attributions, free panoramas, EU members and candidate members

    • January
  • 2015
    • December
    • May
      • Rakudo Star PERL 6
        A useful, usable, “early adopter” distribution of Perl 6

        In the Perl 6 world, we make a distinction between the language
        (“Perl 6") and specific implementations of the language such as
        “Rakudo Perl”. This March, the Star release includes release 2015.03 of the
        Rakudo P

  • 2014
  • 2013
    • December
      • Discovering NXT criptocurrency
        I opened an account for Nxt (pronounced as "next"), a cryptocurrency based on Bitcoin paradigm.

        Nxt uses brand new software, it’s not another fork of Bitcoin source code. Nxt is not an "altcoin" that is based on BitCoin with some alterations. It's designed to del

      • Some tests with Zimplit
        I tried a demo installation of Zimplit, the Open Source CMS for small web presence and mini-sites that can use a flat file repository.
        Nice template management and simple page cloning.

      • Just installed InstantReality 2.3.0
        I've installed the release of version 2.3.0 of InstantReality , featuring LAS and BinaryGeometry loaders, a licensable OpenJT loader (you can already load JT files and try it out) and a new texture node to load Polynomial Texture Maps. More importantly however, they welcome the Leap Motion and

      • 4th Workshop on Applications of Software Agents - WASA 2014
        Another interesting event in Agent Technology:

        4th Workshop on Applications of Software Agents - WASA 2014

        Thessaloniki, Greece, June 2-4, 2014
        held in conjunction with
        4th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics WIMS 2014


  • 2012
  • 2011
    • May
      • Monodroid: the new hybrid software chimera
        MonoDroid brings the Mono VM to Android, enabling .NET developers to write applications for Google's mobile OS. It seems another morganatic marriage, bringing new stuff to extreme programmers...
        It will be a burden for cute, little Android-based smartphones.

        Anyway, it's o

    • April
      • Scrabble in Milanese Lombard
        Still trying the nearly-encyclopaedic work to build and enable to online play a Lombard version of Scrabble.
        Most complex wordgames like Wabble use a valid word dictionary for check, letter values and distribution and rule set adaptable, according to the multilanguage option considered.

      • Web Hosting troubles..
        Yesterday morning my web hosting provider (Aruba) had serious troubles in his server farm, leaving my domain (and many others) in a total blackout including website, blog and mailboxes unreachable.
        A short outage reminded me that our virtual "enchanted castle" on Internet is still lin

      • static pages update
        I've done a general update of my static pages (first group of Links in the right column)

    • February
      • Tweet me!
        I'm on Twitter
        for my short messages R*-template experiments with sets and supersets of info-tokens.

  • 2009
    • August
      • Multi-agent application for railways
        Here is an interesting study, presented at the 8th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2009) in Budapest.

        This paper from Netherland describes the work about a novel real-world socio-technical research system for the purpose of rescheduling train dr

    • June
      • ITS 2009 topics @ Stockholm
        Let's have a look at the ITS World congress 2009 topics for technical and scientific papers. Comparing to earlier ITS meetings, the list provides a more comprehensive view, with an interdisciplinary approach; not only it encompasses state-of-the-art information on a wide range of transportation

      • Play with Wabble!
        Are you a Scrabble fan?


        Now you can play with Wabble, a Free Online Multi-Player, Ajax-Powered Word Game developed by Ryan Buterbaugh
        Wabble is a word game that you can play right in your browser. No need to register, no software to download and no Java or Flash interfac

  • 2008
    • November
      • New VirtuaLab Studies
        I opened two projects, dealing with AI & Computational Linguistics.

        To be honest, Scrabblemmario is a phoenix rebirthing from an elder project. Now I have new friends support, powerful tools and more raw material to work with, so I was encouraged to make a quantum leap and restart the

      • Wanna hack the Google phone? :)
        Jay Freeman, a.k.a. saurik, has managed to install Debian on a T-Mobile G1 smartphone. I wrote about it some weeks ago.

        In this way, he obtained a device which is capable of running both Google's Android and the Debian install; an unrestricted OS with a huge pack of applications avai

    • October
      • BOINC - Rosetta@home promo

      • Joining the Docking@Home project!
        I joined the Docking@home project. My User ID: 2619

        Docking@Home is a collaborative project that aims to accomplish both bioscience and computer science goals. From the bioscience point of view, the project aims to further knowledge of the atomic details of protein-ligand interactions and

      • Joining Rosetta@home project

        I'm now part of the BOINC.Italy team, and joined the Rosetta@home project.

    • September
      • WCC 2008
        I partecipated to the 20th World Computer Congress (WCC 2008), the event organized under the advocacy of IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) that took take place for the first time in Italy, in Milan from 7th to 10th September 2008, at the MIC - Milano Convention Centre.

      • Android phone
        The Android phone G1’s specs are still unknown but this phone for T-Mobile is rumored to have a 528Mhz Qualcomm 7201 processor; Data kit for USB connectivity in the box; 64-128MB Internal RAM; 256MB Internal ROM, 1GB MicroSD card; Dedicated camera button; 3.1MP camera (no flash) 2048 x 1536; Video p

      • MiniPC
        Maybe the Core Duo is still too much expensive for a middle-class customer, I don't think is too much power for you, so a MiniPC could go further, even if a Via processor or a Celeron M would be good enough.
        Here we have either SATA or DDR2 Ram instead of ATA and DDR333 SDRAM, and this for

    • August
    • July
      • AI topics
        Here I'll collect and test working knowledge and studies about intelligent agents, bots and autonomous systems in virtual and real worlds ...

        * Intelligent Agents
        * Intelligent Bots
        * AIML: Artificial Intelligence Markup Language
        * The Semantic Web: RDF

    • June
    • May
      • AIML (Artificial Intelligence Markup Language)
        AIML (Artificial Intelligence Markup Language) is an XML-compliant language that's easy to learn, and makes it possible for you to begin customizing an Alicebot or creating one from scratch within minutes.

        The most important units of AIML are:

        * <aiml>: the tag t

    • March
      • Intelligent Agents

        Visual Reasoning and Remote Reasoning
        In complex, uncertain environments, decision taken by an intelligent system derives from synthetic processes similar to Visual perception and fusion from elementary smart sensors, (reporting simple knowledge tokens from a local asp

    • January
      • New Blog
        Con questa notizia si apre il nuovo blog aggiornato. Lo scopo è di tenere un archivio più dinamico ed aperto dei precedenti. In una prima fase esso non sarà linkato alla home page di fino a chè non avrà contenuti strutturati propri.