Waste heat is a large problem for all who are interested in energy conservation; large quantities of energy are lost in the form of heat through the process of power plants, engines, and much more. One possibility is utilizing this waste heat and converting it into usable energy. The thermoelectric generator is a device that
As research in robotics continues to grow, there will be a continuing demand for low-cost robotic research platforms. The purpose of this research is to develop a detailed guide – accompanied by videos – that will permit a student with very limited background to systematically design and develop a low-cost differential-drive ground vehicle that can
Micro aerial vehicle development processes can be adversely affected during testing and implementation of flight control systems. The purpose of this research is to cut down the time, energy and cost that goes into repairs and maintenance during flight tests. A proposed solution is the use of visual simulation by creating an interactive virtual environment
Excess heat can be used as a clean, alternative form of energy for power plants and car engines.
Developing sophisticated tracking algorithms for drones can aid in tracking moving vehicles of interest.
Teaching autonomous robots to navigate complex urban environments like a college campus will lead to better robotic assistants.
Creating a hybrid solar-powered test vehicle to optimize on-board solar power usage can lead to efficient solar-electric hybrid vehicles.
Developing a guide robot will allow increased physical activity and independence for people with visual impairments.
Teaching underwater vehicles to move in all directions will open up ocean exploration capabilities and education opportunities.
Developing coordinated groups of autonomous robots could help keep first responders safe in dangerous situations.