The Autonomous Golf Cart is a multi-disciplinary project which aims to combine the expertise of students from Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering in order to create a robotic golf cart capable of navigating to a specified location by following a paved or off-road path, avoiding obstacles and interacting with spectators. This year, the Autonomous Golf Cart Team is endeavoring to improve the computer vision systems, and create a new and innovative means of crowd interaction. The project will culminate with the completion of the software by the CS team, the completion of microcontrollers by the ECE team, and, finally, the re-design of the frame, motor and steering systems by the ME team.
We are working with Dr. Luesse from the Biology Department to create a tool that will help him measure the effects of gravity on plants.
HIRT is an online multi-player game designed to help Illinois emergency response personnel practice safe highway parking procedures.
We are to design and implement a application allowing the advising department of the school of nursing to track student progress through the program. Advisors will be able to enter a new student into the program, update student progress and calculate statistics for all of the students within the program.
We are to develop an interactive video game that will utilize the Nintendo Wii gaming remote that will teach the proper brushing technique in children ages four and five. The game will be designed to appeal to boys and girls in order to encourage game play. As the game is played children will progress through levels designed to achieve increased learning and dexterity. Involvement translates to more effective unsupervised brushing with incorporation of dental facts that the child learns along the way. The long term goal for the game will be for dental offices to incorporate the use of the game to enhance oral hygiene instruction and transfer the learned skills to the home environment. This will ultimately reduce the incidence of dental caries.