Spring 2023 Project Teams
The pupper AI team works with the Hands-On Robotics’ Stanford Pupper robot. We are primarily working with Hands-On’s machine learning systems for training the pupper to do different tasks like chasing a ball. Additionally, we learn whatever other systems are necessary to achieve our goal like implementing vision systems to see a ball.
The drone team will be building Flashbird, a flying, flashing drone! Flashbird will display messages, symbols and interact with a human controller. The team will design mechanical attachments and electrical components to configure for the LED display. We will also write the software to power the display, the sensors, and provide flight.
The VR/AR team connects VR and AR headsets to existing club robots to enhance functionality and provide immersive experiences. Team members work on software/hardware interfaces (mainly Unity), control systems, and exploring new applications such as Microsoft HoloLens and Oculus Quest.
(temporary photo from Wix)
The Arm team will be building a robotic arm with four degrees of freedom. Possible projects for the semester include a machine learning algorithm for optimizing servo control, designing the arm’s claw, implementing computer vision, and collaboration with the VR/AR team.
The Pacbot-Comp team is creating a robot to compete in the Harvard PacBot Competition. Team members will create a robot from scratch and code it to be able to navigate a physical Pac-Man field.
The wearables team will be exploring flexible robotics and communication with smart clothing. One of the primary goals is to develop a consistent data stream from a variety of glove mounted sensors that can interface with and command some of our other projects like the arm, pupper, and/or drones.