On site at the SimCenter at UTC. The feature of the day will be the Unmanned Systems Lab (USL). The research focus is in developing unmanned cooperative robotic technologies. In this lab they develop and program a group of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), also known as drones, and/or ground robots to perform missions cooperatively with little to no human input. Some areas using this system include: search and rescue, single and multiple target tracking, extending GPS range indoors and creating ad-hoc networks in disaster areas. The project that has gained the most attention is controlling a drone with brain waves. It's still in its early phases, but they use brain signals from an electroencephalogram (EEG) to send commands to the drone to take off and land. Finally, they will give a general overview of a project using drones to help end Malaria in parts of Africa.
Parking for this event is available at UTC in Lot 49. Parking passes for Lot 49 will be provided. Entrance to the building is adjacent to the parking lot. SimCenter is on the corner of Peeples and E ML King at 701 E ML King.