Bioelectronics Engineering (Including Biomechatronics) Control, Robotics, and Mechatronics (Including Computational Intelligence, Control, Mechatronics, Robotics)
control systems, robotics, advance manufacturing, mechatronics
Currently Matthew is focusing his research on the benefits of sensorimotor integration with regards to machine-learned control. Current research projects include the development of a modular multiplatform control environment to facilitate local and distributed sensorimotor integration, and the use of this integrated sensorimotor information to aid in the learning and evolutionary control of autonomous mobile robot colonies
Compression stockings can be used to non-invasively treat and manage a variety of vascular conditions. While successful, the mechanism by which compression improves vascular health remains unclear. Furthermore, studies have revealed discrepancies between the pressure profiles quoted by manufacturers and those measured in practice. These factors ultimately point to a need to continuously monitor the state of the compression stocking and its interaction with the vascular system. We propose to design a wireless device to continuously track the health of the peripheral vasculature. The sensing modules include (1) a pressure sensing array for characterizing the static and dynamic compression profile, (2) a bio-impedance sensor for assessing leg volume, and (3) a portable ultrasound system for measuring arterial and venous blood flow velocity. Data from these sensors is continuously transmitted to a mobile computing device, and later to a centralized database.
Intelligent robotics, robotic automation, prosthetics
- Distributed, Intelligent, Coordinated Robotics
- Distributed Control with Wireless Sensing
- Computer Vision and Artificial Neural Networks
- Embedded Systems and Artificial Intelligence
- Optimization Methods along with Statistical Pattern Classification
Robotics and Mechatronics, Biomechatronics, Control.
Competitive Relative Performance and Fitness Selection for Evolutionary Robots
Printing Conductive Inks onto NonWovens
Currently, Carey is working on developing textile printed circuit boards for various applications. Such applications include a vital signs monitoring garment that measures heart rate and respiration. He is also investigating the use of wireless technologies like Bluetooth to develop wireless garments that can communicate with a distributed network or interface with a wireless PDA. Potentially such systems could be used to aid in monitoring military troops vitals during combat, children who are at risk for sudden infant death syndrome, and persons having ongoing health conditions. His previous work has focused on developing a pneumatically actuated garment for stroke rehabilitation.
Brooks is interested in blurring the distinction between human and machine intelligence. His research focuses on utilizing neural signals to activate mechanical effectors and mechanical activation to provide sensory feedback.
Robotic surgery, medical devices and instrumentation Robotically assisted phonomicrosurgery
Interested in control algorithms using embedded system to develop optical communication system for mobile robot navigations.
Currently Kyle is collaborating with researchers at the University of Utah to experiment on robot interactions with distributed sensor networks. Specifically his focus is on robotic repair of large area networks. His previous work has focused on acoustic sensing techniques and large area electronic textiles. He is also interested in biomimetic robotics and robotic search and rescue.
Bio-robotics, automation, rehabilitation engineering, assistive robotics, sensors and actuators for biomedical applications, teleoperation, human-machine interface, knowledge-based control systems, instrumentation