To create a collective of robots that collaborate on tasks such as: moving objects; constructing structures; playing sports; assisting human participants. The robot collective's goal is to operate autonomously with minimal intervention for long periods and learn from its operation and interactions over time.
Issues Involved or Addressed
As robots are called upon to perform increasingly complex tasks, novel algorithms and hardware for their autonomous operation are required. In the future, teams of robots will be called upon to autonomously complete complex, collaborative tasks. For example, a group of mobile robots may be tasked with moving a rigid object from one position to another.
Methods and Technologies
Academic Majors of Interest
- Computing›Computer Science
- Engineering›Civil Engineering
- Engineering›Computer Engineering
- Engineering›Electrical Engineering
- Engineering›Mechanical Engineering
Preferred Interests and Preparation
Background/interest in control, autonomous algorithms, simulation, and robot hardware design.
Meeting Schedule & Location
- Electrical and Computer Engineering