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Welcome to AIRWiki! This is the wiki supporting AIRLab, the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Laboratory at the Department of Electronics and Information of the Politecnico di Milano, the Technical University of Milan (Italy).

AIRWiki was born as a tool for teachers, researchers and students to share information about projects in an easy way. However, it quickly evolved into a display of the activities of AIRLab too. You are welcome to contribute to bothe teh aspects. In this page you will find tricks and tips to contribute to AIRWiki.

How can I contribute?

If you are a registered user, your contribution is very welcome! AIRWiki is a collaborative effort. If you have information you want to share (description of what you do, links to useful sources of information, HOWTOs, and so on) just publish them on AIRWiki by creating new pages and/or modifying existing ones. It's easy and - dare we say it? - fun!

As a guideline, consider putting on AIRWiki everything you would have liked to find there... instead of being forced to find out the hard way. And, in particular, everything that future students who will build upon your own work would like to find. At Projects - HOWTO you can find instructions and guidelines about how to set up a page for the project you work on and how to add new information to it.

Useful when editing

Public and private layers

AIRWiki is composed of two layers:

  • a public layer, readable by everyone on the Internet and modifiable by AIRWiki's registered users;
  • a private layer, reserved to the registered users (who can read and edit its contents): this includes the discussion pages associated to each public page.

The public layer of AIRWiki is relatively stable. The private layer -and especially the discussion pages it includes- are used by the people working on AIRLab's projects as a repository of all the information related to such projects. Eventually, much of the information in the private layer will be suitably formatted and moved to the public layer. For more information, see the layers page.

Wow, this is a semantic wiki! What does that mean?

This wiki is using the Semantic MediaWiki (SMW) extension, that helps to organize, search and browse the wiki's content. To know how data are organized in this semantic wiki, see the AIRWiki Ontology page.

Refer to the SMW tutorial tutorial for information about how SMW is used by AIRWiki and how you can use the tools provided by SMW.