Two-wheeled Self-balancing Robot: Design and Control Based on the Concept of an Inverted Pendulum (Robotics/Mechanical Project)

In the last decade, the open source community has expanded to make it possible for people to build complex products at home. In this project a two-wheeled self-balancing robot has been designed. These types of robots can be based on Continue reading

Automated Mounting of Pole-Shoe Wedges in Linear Wave Power Generators—Using Industrial Robotics and Proximity Sensors (Electrical/Electronics Project)


A system for automatic mounting of high tolerance wedges inside a wave power linear generator is proposed. As for any renewable energy concept utilising numerous smaller generation units, minimising the production cost per unit is vital for commercialization. Continue reading

The Thorvald II Agricultural Robotic System (Electrical/Electronics Project)


This paper presents a novel and modular approach to agricultural robots. Food production is highly diverse in several aspects. Even farms that grow the same crops may differ in topology, infrastructure, production method, and so on. Modular robots help us adapt Continue reading

Augmented Robotics Dialog System for Enhancing Human–Robot Interaction (Computer Project)


Augmented reality, augmented television and second screen are cutting edge technologies that provide end users extra and enhanced information related to certain events in real time. This enriched information helps users better understand such events, Continue reading

Mini-UAV based Sensory System for Measuring Environmental Variables in Greenhouses (Electrical/Electronics Project)


This paper describes the design, construction and validation of a mobile sensory platform for greenhouse monitoring. The complete system consists of a sensory system on board a small quadrotor (i.e., a four rotor mini-UAV). The goals of this system include Continue reading

A Novel Cloud-based Service Robotics Application to Data Center Environmental Monitoring (Computer Project)


This work presents a robotic application aimed at performing environmental monitoring in data centers. Due to the high energy density managed in data centers, environmental monitoring is crucial for controlling air temperature and humidity throughout Continue reading

Intrinsic Embedded Sensors for Polymeric Mechatronics: Flexure and Force Sensing (Mechanical Project)


While polymeric fabrication processes, including recent advances in additive manufacturing, have revolutionized manufacturing, little work has been done on effective sensing elements compatible with and embedded within polymeric structures Continue reading