Welcome to Michel's home page!
Who am I?
I am Michel Buffa, visiting scientist at the Robotic Institute of the
Carnegie Mellon University
. I'm currently studying the
navigation of cross country mobile robots using weakly calibrated
stereovision. I'm involved in the The Navlab project. Here is a picture of the robot I'm working on. Our lab maintains a very interesting page with links to a lot of computer vision related stuff all over the world. See the CMU Computer Vision home page. Check also the Robotics mosaic page.
I recently acquired a position as a teacher in computer engineering at the
Univeristy of Nice, in France. I'll start teaching there in September 1994. I'll conduct my
research work on Underwater Virtual Reality at ESSI (Ecole Superieure
des Sciences Informatiques), at Sophia-Antipolis near Nice in the
southeast of France, in the team directed by Peter Sander. An interesting link for the french teachers is the CNU ftp server.
You don't know IRC ? Why don't you visit my IRC page? It will explain everything you want to know about IRC: what it is, how to get the software, how to use it. You can even connect on IRC with a simple mouse click!
Don't forget to check my videogames WWW pages!
Here we go! Here are my hobbies!
- In France, before leaving to the USA, I used to play guitar in a Rock'n'Roll band. Don't speak to me about Jazz, or worse: Free-Jazz, South American music or things like that: it's not my cup of tea! The music I like must be played on american guitars exclusively, plugged into old valve amplifiers set to 11, and may include some Fuzz noises. No keyboards are allowed except an old Hammond organ! See my music page for details! I'm looking desperately for an electric Hollow-Body guitar, (Gretsh, Gibson ES335). Mail me if you have one to sell!
- I love all psychotronic stuff like sick movies, old psychedelic punk bands from the sixties or like my friend Greffe, the singer of my old band. Have a look at my cinema/music page to understand what I mean.
- I love playing video games. I have a SNES with a SWC and lot of games, and a 3DO game console that is great but has only a few games for the moment. See my video games page that are one of my principal contributions to the WWW.
- I love scuba diving, and sailing. By the way, have you read the rec.scuba FAQ? You may also want to check the Aquanot WWW server? Look also at theATOC (Acoustic Thermometry of Ocean Climate) mosaic page.
Some links I find interesting
Pittsburgh related stuff
- Carnegie Mellon University home page
- What's New in the CMU CS Web ?
- Postscript Maps at CMU.
- An incredible map program about Pittsburgh, with everything: streets, shops, entairtainment, zooms, etc... *TRY IT*!
- Looking for someone in CMU, location, phone number, you want to see his face ? Use the CMU White Pages!
- Looking for a paper, a report, use the CMU library server!
- This Week's Pittsburgh Film Directory
- Ways to have fun around CMU: Arts, food, bars, ...
- Practical info for Pittsburghers and others, WEATHER
- Interesting icons for decorating my WWW pages later.
Some links useful for my work
- Looking for information:
- List of services etc...
- Tutorials, Guides, etc...
Courses, Tutorials, etc...
My good friend's home pages
Access the Llama Grafix/Fun page!
Try the alt.sex.movies WWW Homepage!
Rolling Stones Homepage!