Today we talked more about the next things we want to pursue next (such as OpenCV), and we talked about the possibility of using Python for development. I mentioned that Matplotlib is a good platform for doing AI/ML (instead of C++, Octave, or R). Here is a link to my blog post about Matplotlib: http://www.calebmadrigal.com/first-look-at-pylab-matplotlib/
. At the bottom of the post is a link to the Pycon 2012 video which gives a 3 hour "introduction" to using Matplotlib for plotting.
I also looked more into the Python version of OpenCV, and it sounds mature and complete: http://opencv.willowgarage.com/wiki/
. It's also interesting that the first 4 links when I googled for "opencv python" are "...willowgarage.com
". That is the robotics company that John just mentioned to me a few weeks ago. They sound pretty awesome, but they charge $400,000 for one of their robots :)