Undergrad Research Project - Wireless Navigation for Robots

Fall 2016

Student
Namrita Murali
Advisor
Swarun Kumar
Project description

Autonomous navigation -- whether for robots or cars, suffers a critical challenge -- vehicles cannot detect objects in blindspots. Consider for example a car pulling out of a hidden driveway or a pedestrian occluded by poor visibility conditions. We aim to use wireless signals to remedy this problem.

We will be using a small robotic platform with radio signals mounted on it and determining the interaction between a transmitter and the receivers on the robot. The end goal is to create a system for an autonomous robot to locate and identify the material of obstacles around it by determining how wireless signals interact with them.

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