VIP Teams

  • To design, build, defend and race a high-performance off-road vehicle in the annual SAE BAJA competition.
  • To design and build a solar powered vehicle to compete in the Formula Sun Grand Prix, an endurance based track race, and the American Solar Challenge, a cross-country road race.
  • To challenge university-level students to design, build and launch a reusable rocket with a scientific or engineering payload to one mile above ground level, or AGL. The project engages students in scientific research and real-world engineering processes with NASA engineers.
  • Robotics has the potential to revolutionize inspection and harvesting tasks on commodity farms, i.e. corn, soybeans, and high-value specialty farms, i.e. fruits, nuts.  This is true from the standpoints of: labor, economics, early disease detection, and crop assessment. Specialty farms stand to benefit the most because their crops presently require a lot of manual labor to tend and to ensure...
  • Evaluate the extension of adversarial machine learning techniques developed for image processing to RF machine learning applications
  • Develop error inducing, resilience improvement, and performance quantification models for use in deep learning neural networks
  • Develop a set of small, portable, and inexpensive experimental platforms and simple projects for teaching students fundamental engineering concepts and design principles.  These mini-systems would be used in classes as well as to enhance learning outside of the classroom, such as in the Invention Studio or with the IEEE Innovation Team. Typical courses supported include some from AE and ME such...
  • To develop, evaluate and deploy health applications that can help doctors take care of their patients and patients do their part.
  • This project will build a Radio Telescope following the MIT Haystack Radio Telescope which was later extensively modified, and presently working, University of Michigan version
  • In Human-Robot Collaboration, robots are expected to work next to human in warehouses, daily housekeeping, and other robot assistant applications safely, intelligently and friendly. To achieve this goal, the robotic system should be equipped with capacities of understanding intentions of human partners and reasoning according to the behaviors of human partners and the state of the environment....
  • To improve health outcomes, nutrition, and general living conditions in developing nations and resource-limited environments through a variety of key technologies. These solutions include: sensors for sanitation in challenging environments, improving access to healthcare through the development of low-cost technologies focusing primarily on child and maternal health, data analytics and human...
  • To build an Internet repository of humor, broadly interpreted. Items which are considered funny by various groups would be tracked via social networking integration. The resulting “big” data would be available for analytics, which, in particular, could include research that will help better understand, and perhaps even quantify humor. Possible crowd sourcing of jokes or computer generated humor.
  • The research of this team is focused on (and grounded in) risk analysis, statistical learning theory, Bayesian probability, stochastic simulation, and decision analysis. It also addresses issues related to disaster risk analysis, critical infrastructure, natural hazards, terrorism risk, climate change and climate adaptation, and the resilience and sustainability of urban areas and...
  • To design and build a pod based on Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Concept (2013). The primary objective is to compete in the annual SpaceX Hyperloop Competition and complete all necessary deliverables and milestones.
  • To give undergraduate students a chance to participate in student-driven research in the area of synthetic biology.
  • The goal is to assemble a small group of undergraduate students who will work alongside some of the graduate students in my research group to address problems that range from low-level imaging algorithms that are designed for printer and scanner products, to higher level algorithms that use image analysis and machine learning methods to identify image content and perform various tasks with...
  • To learn how to create virtual reality environments.
  • Training students with informatics tools
  • To develop a robotic system that will be able to accomplish high-level tasks specifications considering high-dimensional and nonlinear dynamics in the face of uncertain, unanticipated, and dynamically changing situations. The goal is to design autonomous robots for manipulation tasks which are able to work cooperatively in warehouses, housekeeping, and other robot assistant applications. In...
  • To enhance spectrum utilization, enable improved use of smart devices, such as smartphones and tablets, and create intelligent mechanisms for debugging, monitoring, policing and enhancing all types of wireless communications through the use of software defined radio techniques....
  • To develop and implement new approaches with cognitive reasoning modules and advanced data and knowledge visualization to enhance the experience and usefulness of crowdsourced problem-solving.
  • Improve the transportation systems to, within, and from Georgia Tech.
  • Develop interactive systems that enhance learning by supporting digital dialogs between students and all resources available for a course. The project will use and develop concept mining tools to generate metadata across a diverse set of materials, such as course notes,  textbooks, archive of homework questions, databases of tests and solutions, laboratories, web resources, etc. The system will...
  • Investigate and develop policy and workflow for managing data so that critical data is preserved or can be reproduced.
  • Internet of things (IOT) has the potential to revolutionize the healthcare industry. Thus far, most IOT applications focus on improving monitoring and physiological sensing of healthcare and patient care, however, the next generation of healthcare technologies will focus on multiplexed points of care testing, diagnostics, and treatment. The goal of this course is to engage students to...

  • Continuing a project that is based on initial research done by U of M engineers, initially published in the journal Nature Communications(Lamoureux et al., Nature Comm. Vol.6 (2015) p.8092), and also serving as a topic for an undergraduate multidisciplinary design class in 2016: a solar panel shaped that tracks the sun by employing traits from the Japanese art of Kirigami. Rather than tracking...
  • To build airborne observation platforms equipped with cameras and electromagnetic sensors, to observe lightning and other electrical activity in the atmosphere from high altitude (100,000 ft). We have already launched and retrieved a balloon with camera payload (see picture) in our first year. See pictures of the launch and one taken mid-flight, from above 100,000 ft you are above the sky and...
  • Design, fabrication, testing, and analysis of various reconfigurable electronic devices using liquid metal.
  • Develop a community with economical needs and support their sustainability process after a catastrophic event by providing green and solar energy plus the use of hydroponic farming.

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