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Michael Sheldon

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Location: Bracknell, United Kingdom

Member since: May 2003

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  • $3802.00 USD
    5.0
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    gauss256

    Feb 1, 2014

    Mike has been great to work with. He has made good progress on problems that have been difficult for us for a long time. We particularly appreciate his frequent and to-the-point communication.<br/>

    Project Description:The specific tasks will depend on Michael&#039;s experience, interests and skill set. In general terms, we have desktop products for video production that use GStreamer for media playback. We are looking for...
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  • $50.00 USD
    5.0
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    ZorinGrp

    Jan 28, 2014

    Great work as always!

    Project Description:A fix for the AWN Appmenu applet
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  • $600.00 USD
    5.0
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    ZorinGrp

    Jan 25, 2014

    Another job well done!

    Project Description:We have created this job to send the payment for this bug fix.
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  • $100.00 USD
    5.0
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    ZorinGrp

    Jan 19, 2014

    Another job well done.

    Project Description:We have created this job to send the payment for this bug fix.
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  • $50.00 USD
    5.0
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    ZorinGrp

    Jan 3, 2014

    Once again, great work.

    Project Description:I have created this job to send the payment for this bug fix.
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  • $22.50 USD
    5.0
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    Quantum33

    Dec 8, 2013

    Absolutely superb freelancer with excellent communication skills. Michael has my highest recommendation.<br/>

    Project Description:I am looking to compile and install some software (which can be downloaded from Sourceforge) onto Ubuntu, using the command line only. I want to learn how to do it, so ideally would like to Skype someone who can take me through the process...
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  • $160.00 USD
    5.0
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    ZorinGrp

    May 13, 2013

    Once again, great job!

    Project Description:Bug fixes for Zorin Menu in Ubuntu 13.04.
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  • $63.00 USD
    5.0
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    simplejoe

    Mar 28, 2013

    I hired Michael again for a different project and again he excelled in finishing it exactly as requested in an efficient and intelligent manner. Thank you again! Definitely recommended!!

    Project Description:Modifying a chat room application so that new messages appear without refreshing the entire page.
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  • $100.00 USD
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    simplejoe

    Mar 22, 2013

    Awesome work! He went above and beyond making additional recommendations and tweaks that further enhanced the script. Great communication, great skills and would definitely re-hire. Thank you!!

    Project Description:I have a Perl/CGI script that is an older web-based FTP application. When multiple files are selected to download, the script compresses them all into one Tar file. I need to have the script modified so that it would compress the files into a Zip file instead...
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  • $50.00 USD
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    laoma

    Jan 1, 2013

    I'm impressed. He works really fast. Would definitely hire him again.

    Project Description:I have a new Ubuntu 12.10 linux desktop that I need to have some programs installed on. The main thing is I need this Facedetect PHP extension successfully installed. http://www.xarg.org/project/php-facedetect/...
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  • $40 USD/hr In Progress

    The specific tasks will depend on Michael&quot;s experience, interests and skill set. In general terms, we have desktop products for video production that use GStreamer for media playback. We are looking for additional resources to help upgrade our code to the latest version of GStreamer and to fill in some gaps in our current functionality.

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  • $15 USD/hr In Progress

    I am looking to compile and install some software (which can be downloaded from Sourceforge) onto Ubuntu, using the command line only.I want to learn how to do it, so ideally would like to Skype someone who can take me through the process. I have no experience.I also want to learn how to run the software from the command line.You will be paid hourly. Hopefully this will take no longer than a couple of hours. Thanks.

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  • $30 USD 7 days ago

    what I need you to do is reatreve me some greendot money pak codes for vista card with complete info in some cases this may be illegal but theres a legill way to do this and thats what I expect i&quot;m cheap but I have good reasons for this and i&quot;m not a criminal. thank you michael, I&quot;m counting on you:)

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  • $11 USD Jun 6, 2014

    what I need you to do is reatreve me some greendot money pak codes for vista card with complete info in some cases this may be illegal but theres a legill way to do this and thats what I expect i&quot;m cheap but I have good reasons for this and i&quot;m not a criminal. thank you michael, I&quot;m counting on you:)

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  • $50 USD May 30, 2014

    A robotic pacer used on athletic tracks that can be programmed to complete set distances in set times

  • $2000 USD Feb 2, 2014

    HIWe are looking for bandwidth optimisation and encrypted tunneling solution to run gsm termination and avoid ip blocking. Please see below sample companies providing similar solutionshttp://www.syncswitch.com/content/synchronous-bandwidth-optimizer-sbo-pioneer-voip-bandwidth-saverhttp://www.telepacket.com/telepacket.pdfhttp://appleswitch.us/http://getvibe.info/Regards,Khurram Saeed

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  • $150 USD Oct 2, 2013

    Assistance with various projects. Please see accompanying message.

  • $100 USD May 8, 2013

    I have a complete BO autotrader web app that needs improvement.Can we speak?

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Résumé

Experience

Research Assistant

Mar 2012 - Sep 2012 (6 months)

Aberystwyth University

I was employed on a short contract to assist in an investigation into developmental learning and intrinsic motivation on the iCub humanoid robot platform. During which I assisted in the integration of the PSchema learning framework which I had developed as part of my PhD research.

Part-time demonstrator and tutor

Sep 2008 - Mar 2012 (3 years)

Aberystwyth University

Whilst studying for my PhD I also ran practical lab sessions for undergraduate students, gave a number of lectures and acted as a personal tutor for roughly 12 students each year.

Developer

Jul 2006 - Aug 2007 (1 year)

Credativ

I primarily worked on the Horde and Kolab groupware systems, and helped to maintain a number of installations as part of a pilot program with the German government.

Education

BEng Software Engineer (First Class)

2004-2008

PhD in Developmental Robotics

2008-2012

Publications

A developmental approach to the emergence of communication in socially situated embodied agents

IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning 2010

This paper reports on a developmental approach to the learning of communication in embodied agents, taking inspiration from child development and recent advances in the understanding of the mirror neuron system within the brain. We describe a part of the ROSSI project which focuses upon gestural communication in the form of pointing. We are examining the idea that pointing may be a key step towards simple spoken communication and exploring the internal representations that may be formed during this process.

PSchema: A developmental schema learning framework for embodied agents

IEEE Joint International Conference on Development and Learning, and Epigenetic Robotics 2011

In this paper we introduce PSchema, a framework for Piagetian schema learning which allows for the direct use of symbolic schema learning in a robotic environment. We show the benefit of a developmental progression to aid in the learning of the system and introduce a generalisation mechanism which further increases the capabilities of these techniques. Using a robotic arm we demonstrate the system's ability to learn to touch objects placed in front of it and how it can represent the knowledge gained.

An infant inspired model of reaching for a humanoid robot

IEEE Joint International Conference on Development and Learning, and Epigenetic Robotics 2012

In this paper we outline the biological and psychological processes behind a sequence of development leading to early manipulative behaviour and including the learning of saccade control, gaze control, torso control, and visually elicited reaching and grasping in 3D space. Our implementation on an iCub robot produces reaching and manipulation behaviours from scratch in around 2.5 hours.