Archive for December, 2008

Research visit

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008


On our fist day we visited two possible families with whom we might collaborate. Esther, first in the line, Saleh, second, followed by Ali the interpreter.

Packed and ready

Monday, December 29th, 2008

We’re getting close to departure! Less than 16 hours to go!

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Some Amsterdam-based robot tracks

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

Esther is testing the robot testing

Today and yesterday we fine-tuned the robot performance once again. As it turns out: improvement is always possible.


We tested it with one of Tijmen’s recent shopping tracks. Only Tijmen can explain what he was actually doing….

Yep! We made this (still) picture with the balloon.


Conflicts in Jos city affect Nomadic Milk

Friday, December 19th, 2008

The conflicts that took place in Jos at the end of November affect our upcoming trip. We decided, after carefully consulting our local contacts, not to work in Plateau State for now. Besides the obvious safety issues, the objective of the NomadicMILK project has always been to find stories of common daily life. We do not feel it to be the most logical thing to continue working in Jos and the nearby village of Shonung after the conflicts, as daily life there has been severely disturbed. We also did not want to postpone our work, so we decided explore shifting the focus of our project to Abuja and its vicinity. As of now this seems to be possible. Therefore we will still go to Nigeria, but probably with totally different people and different results.

Tijmen tests the cow collar

Friday, December 19th, 2008