Scattered Thoughts

April 20th, 2015.

Today I tested the code for camera, it worked well in normal condition but also has some problems. Firstly, when the camera  was moving too fast, it lost the frame and then re-extracted new feature point, as a result it messed up with the calculation and ultimate outcome. I had some ideas about fixing it but there was no efficient solution satisfying the requirements still. Secondly, this is not exactly a problem but it was quite strange. The absolute result in distance is really small regarding to a total distance. Although I had learnd about the accuracy of this method in paper, I did not expect such high accuracy in my self-implemented system because the authors used much more efficient extracting method than I did. I assume that I need to carry out more experiment to conclude the result. In the end, I believe I have done 70% work related to the project, 30% left is about mechanical and improving perfomance of system in the real world.

I have just send my CV to Robert Bosch VN for applying internship program. Honestly, I would like to work in FrieslandCampina as factory engineer but sadly they don’t recruit students who haven’t gradutated yet, therefore I have to pin all my hope on getting offer from Bosch in the midst of hopelessly waiting for Renesas, which I did the test poorly, and Nike which might require some nature that do not belong to a typical engineer. I hope I can pull things off because in the end of the day, what matters is whether I get the intern position by my own.

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Typing about major for Renesas test

In the recent years, there have been a growing tendecy toward automation in industry in VIetnam. In order to install automatic systems, which is increasing in number, companies need to recruit skilled engineers who can perform task professionally. Personally, I am really interested in control engineering and also want to follow that trend in the industry, so I chose this major because of several following reason.

First of all, control engineering can be applied in many areas to enhance the productivity and performance of one stage in a process or the overall system. It contribute to the optimizing process so that firms will be able to reduce costs, prices and improve the quality of products. I wish to make use of my knowledge in many fields to utilize all of my possible abilities, so the control engineering with wide-range application can fulfill my objective.

Second of all, what makes me into control engineering is its using  knowledge in many different areas to improve itself. For example, when I carry out the study project about a robot self-positioning in indoor enviroment I did the research and found a numberous method to undertake it. The robot can use Wifi, sensor or computer vision or even combining all of this for positioning, not to mention about diversified techniques that used in controlling the robot. This practical example show us about the fascinating aspect of control engineering that I have just mentioned.

In conclusion, control engineering has many intriguing features appeals to me and majoring it give me an opportunity to learn so much that I belive I have a foundation to working in other related areas.

Coming back for so-far-away TOEFL

Wow, it’s been an age since my last post because I was too busy carrying out my 1st project. But I guess no one has ever read this blog so I did no upset anyone 🙂 (ok this means I’m talking to myself, so weird 😦 ).

Well then I have just decided that this blog need to come back for my own sake. Getting high scores from TOEIC made me have a complacent attitude toward my bad English. I’ve been slipping and almost forget everything about speaking and writting, thinking that above 900 TOEIC is good enough for applying job. In contrast, I am aware that both speaking and writting skill play an integral role in interview process and international working enviroment. So I determine to start again writting this blog to improve skills, hoping that I can take the TOEFL test before this November.

And that is it for the coming back post. If there is anyone read this blog except me, please leave a comment below, I will really appreciate that my blog has audience :).