You’re invited to the kickoff event for the University of Memphis’ newest research program: Robotics, Autonomous Vehicles, and Drones Cluster, at the FedEx Institute of Technology on campus from 5:30pm – 9pm on January 12th.
This will launch 11 innovative research proposals funded by research awards granted by the FedEx Institute of Technology totaling $125,000. Research recipients from nine academic departments in five colleges and school from all over the university will develop application of robotics, autonomous vehicles, and drones in various fields. Specific areas of study include:
- Application of amphibious drone technology to enable environmental monitoring and sampling to support disaster response and drinking water resource protection
- Deep Learning Enabled Non-invasive Cognitive Interface: Where Machine Meets the Mind
- Enhancing Human Capabilities using Unmanned Systems and Drones
- Considering the Potential Impact of Autonomous Vehicles on Transportation Planning and Equity in Memphis
- Secure Information Sharing among Autonomous Vehicles
- Engineering Novel light weight Supercapacitor: Batteries for Ultra-Light-Vehicles
- Restoring Damaged Metallic Parts of Robots, Autonomous Vehicles, and Drones by Additive Manufacturing
- Investigating the impact of adopting/using drones on the bargaining power of farmers in a contract process.
- Sensor Selection for Robotic Inspection of Aircraft
- Integrated Platforms and Algorithms of Multisensory Data Capture and Decision Support for Autonomous Vehicles
- Drone Journalism Course Development
With collaboration between researchers, junior faculty, and graduate students, this research program hopes to make the University of Memphis a leader in robotics, autonomous vehicles, and drone research in Tennessee. Research leaders will earn the title of Robotics, Autonomous Vehicles, and Drones Research Fellows of the FedEx Institute of Technology.