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- Autonomous Mobile Robot Surveyor (Spring 2003) IPRO 308
- Goluch, Diana, Matthews, Stuart, Fleteren, David Van, Bango, Eric, Barth, Doug, Boitor, Andrei, Cardenas, Francisco, Kozmic, Jason, Wolak, Steven, Bijur, Rajat
- 2003, 2003-05
Technological developments in recent years make it possible to constructsmall autonomous mobile platforms equipped with computing hardware...
Show moreTechnological developments in recent years make it possible to constructsmall autonomous mobile platforms equipped with computing hardware andsensors that can communicate with each other and/or with a centralstation. The uses of such platforms are numerous and range from militaryand security applications to monitoring and inspection. While low leveltasks such as obstacle avoidance should be handled by the mobile robotin order to free the attention of a human supervisor, higher level tasksmay require user intervention based on images and other sensoryinformation which is provided by the platform. The way in which taskscan be specified based on the limited information provided by thesurveyor(s) in a natural way is an interesting problem without a simplesolution. This is mainly due to the fact that 2D images and othersensory information are only partial representations of the real 3Dworld. The goal of the project in this semester is to build one or more smallautonomous mobile robot surveyors that can communicate with a remotecontrol-station. The surveyor will use a single board computer, a smallcamera, several range sensors, servo motors, and will be controlled bywireless communication. These surveyors will be used in future projectsto investigate the human interaction and task specification problems.
Sponsorship: IT Collaboratory for Interprofessinal Studies
Project Plan for IPRO 308: Autonomous Mobile Robot Surveyors for Spring 2003 semester
- Enhancing the Functionality of Residential Garage Door Operators Using CCD Camera Technology (Spring 2002) IPRO 324: Enhancing the Functionality of Residential garage Door Operator Using CCD Camera Technology IPRO324 Spring2002 Final Presentation
- Henandez, Paulo, Girtley, Jason, Horng, Steven, Saric, Marin, Lee, Seungbi, Aluko, Obadamilola, V., Sandeep, Rami, Amit, Bango, Eric, Meskovic, Alen, Fung, Richard
- 2002, 2002-05
Chamberlain is interested in exploring new devices that can enhance the functionality of its garage door operator systems. Residential garage...
Show moreChamberlain is interested in exploring new devices that can enhance the functionality of its garage door operator systems. Residential garage door operators currently utilize an IR emitter and detector pair to identify the presence of an object breaking the "beam". This sensor is used to reduce the risk of a moving garage door striking an object in its path.The IPRO team will investigate the use of an inexpensive CCD camera to replace, and potentially expand, this functionality. The scope of this project will include but not necessarily be limited to: (a) understanding regulatory requirements for devices currently used on operators, and attempting to anticipate how current requirements will be interpreted and or modified to cover this new sensor, (b) identifying optical and electronic requirements to meet anticipated regulatory requirements, (c) examining current patents for devices utilizing similar technology, (d) developing a single sample device optimized for minimum development time and (e) estimating the projected cost for this system, when optimized for functionality, cost and produceability.
Sponsorship: Chamberlain, Inc.
Project Plan for IPRO 324: Enhancing the Functionality of Residential Garage Door Operators Using CCD Camera Technology for the Spring 2002 semester