Mild-Mannered Canadian Fury is a blog about technology, science, coffee, food, booze, and where it all intersects with our daily lives. My name is Doug Stephen, and I’ve been writing here since 2012. I was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada but moved to Florida as a child and have lived on the beach ever since. My undergraduate alma mater is the University of West Florida in Pensacola, where I was a student of Computer Science, Physics, and Mathematics studying mathematical modeling, artificial intelligence/natural language, and pulsed dye lasers.
I’m a researcher and software developer for The Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition Robotics group, where I’ve been since 2011 working on a variety of projects including the NASA X1 Exoskeleton and the DARPA Robotics Challenge. I study the ways in which humans’ lives can be improved by technology; not just robots, but software and hardware in all its forms. I maintain Mild-Mannered Canadian Fury as a place for my musings and brain droppings about the world around me and the things in it that I find to be just generally fascinating.
This blog is not affiliated in any way with the IHMC, and all of the content and opinions contained here are not indicative of any sort of official stance or opinion held by the IHMC, the IHMC Robotics Group, or any of the people associated with IHMC unless otherwise stated explicitly.