Image ProcessingIn our military projects, we are
interested in applying computer vision to real-world
problems. We are developing an algorithm that allows
operators to point to a location in the robot’s video feed,
and the robot automatically navigates to the goal point.
We are also interested in using augmented reality to enhance
an operator’s mobile manipulation. We are working on
algorithms that build a 3D model using image features as the
robot moves through its environment.
Swarm RoboticsOur research group is studying the
use of multiple robots (swarms) to see if they can
effectively be used to explore an environment and locate
threats in less time than a single robot. We have
designed a test platform that combines virtual and real
robots in order to test our algorithms without the cost and
maintenance of using all real robots. We are also
developing methods that facilitate the control of a swarm of
robots by a single operator.