2013 ~ Present | National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research


To develop miniature robotic blimps and autonomous underwater vehicles for environmental monitoring, security surveillance, sensing networks, and human-robot interaction.

Issues Involved or Addressed

Autonomy in airborne and maritime environments, which includes object recognition, feedback control, navigation, path planning, multi-agent systems, and human-robot interaction.

Methods and Technologies

  • Embedded Systems
  • Software Programming
  • Control Systems
  • Sensors
  • Design

Academic Majors of Interest

  • General Management
  • Computational Media
  • Computer Science
  • OMSCS asynchronous
  • OMSCS synchronous
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Preferred Interests and Preparation

EE, CmpE - Background/interest in embedded systems, control, software development and sensor technology.

CmpE, CS, CM - Background/interest in software development and robotics.

ME - Background/Interest in design, structure, vibration and dynamics, acoustics, instrumentation.

MGMT - Background/interest in marketing and commercialization

Meeting Schedule & Location

Meeting Location 
TSRB 423
Meeting Day 

Team Advisors

Dr. Fumin Zhang
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Karim Sabra
  • Mechanical Engineering

Partner(s) and Sponsor(s)

National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research

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