Yesterday, Ruth and I visited Reading to check out the available accomodation. The studio flat in halls that we looked at was unpleasant and small. In the end we found a really nice flat just off the main road to the station. Something of a catch. There is probably even enough room for us to get all of our stuff (including computers...) in and still have room to swing a cat (well, maybe a kitten).
Also took the opportunity to hand in my application to the Faculty of Science. With luck I will be accepted. The only question now remaining is that of funding. In addition to the work that the department is going to do to try and match me up with some money, I am going to start looking around for sponsors. I you know (or run!) a company that might be interested in sponsoring a PhD student to do some very cool mobile robotics (with the commensurate marketing benefits that can be gained with being associated with such a high profile project) then please drop me a line.
I am going to put the finishing touches to the basic project web site over the weekend and start making announcements soon. If you are interested in any information at this stage, have a look at http://www.ispdb.co.uk/. ISPDB is a free provisioning tool for ISPs. If you are interested in contributing then please drop me a line.
It has been a busy few days.