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Robust Consensus in Multi Robot Systems Using Wireless Signals

Securing robot teams against malicious activity is crucial as these systems accelerate towards widespread societal integration. Researchers derive a framework for securing multi-agent consensus against the Sybil attack by using physical properties of wireless transmissions. Researchers design a switching signal and consensus protocol from the transmissions, which stochastically excludes untrustworthy clients. This allows for consensus […]

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Motorcycle Helmet Blind Spot Monitoring

Motorcycle safety has been improving in recent years with better designed protective gear and the integration of certain vehicle technologies like anti-lock braking systems into motorcycles. But there is still a sizable gap in the safety features found in contemporary cars and those found in motorcycles. The vision of this project is to capitalize on […]

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Wideband Microwave Radar for Autonomous Navigation

This research aims to develop a deeper knowledge of how radar systems are used for autonomous navigation. Small on chip radar systems can be implemented in various technologies, such automobiles, in order to improve safety for the general public. Imaging at millimeter wave frequencies can provide high image resolution of the objects in question. Radar […]

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LensCap

Augmented reality computing environments further the richness of the mobile experience by providing applications a continuous vision experience, where visual information continuously provides context for applications. In a modern mobile system, the typical user is exposed to potential mass aggregation of sensitive information, posing both privacy and security deficiencies.To address such deficiencies, the team proposes […]

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Vertical Control for Underwater Robotics

Underwater lateral robotic manipulation is used for multidimensional maneuverability for underwater vehicles. Bio-inspired mechanisms were built and tested for buoyancy and lateral position control for an underwater robot. To create a natural buoyancy within the robot, we built fish-like bladders, using air pockets to lower the density. Ballasts displace water between the surrounding water and […]

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Robotic Mapping using WiFi

In the near future, robots will be required to autonomously navigate in increasingly unstructured and complex environments, such as indoors or underground, where GPS may not be available. There have been many advances in Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) in the past two decades, but there are still many drawbacks to current methods. This research […]

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Characterization of Critical Networks using Heterogeneous Data to Create a Comprehensive Characterization of a Robust Critical Network

The objective of this project is to create a data set and tools for analyzing potential risks in critical networks. By focusing on power networks and collecting a series of heterogeneous data (e.g., topology, demand, outages), a comprehensive characterization of complex networks considering transmission and distribution has been created. Outage and network topology data for […]

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Optical Characterization of Silver-Doped Germanium-Chalcogenide Thin-films

The purpose of this research is to optically characterize germanium-based chalcogenide thin films and evaluate how their properties change when the composition is altered and when they are doped with silver. Using techniques such as UV-Vis spectroscopy, profilometry, and ellipsometry, parameters that describe the optical characteristics are found, including the absorption coefficient, refractive index, optical […]

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