Student working on a research project.

Design, Control, And Fabrication Of Swarm-bots

A family of different types of swarm robots (i.e., palm sized or smaller ground robots with wheeled or insect like locomotion) are being developed in ADAMS lab for various indoor emergency response application. These swarm-bots are designed to exhibit collective intelligence (through behavioral interactions) that is significantly greater than the sum of is parts. The UG research portion of these projects will include activities such as 1) fabrication, testing, and calibration of current prototypes, 2) dynamical modeling of new swarm-bot designs, and 3) design and power analysis of (active material-based) actuation mechanisms for legged locomotion.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Robotics, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science
Student Skill-Set Needed: CAD, Programming in Python/MATLAB, 3D printing; experience with simulation software is a plus
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer
Website: http://adams.eng.buffalo.edu/

Contact

For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Souma Chowdhury
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering
Office: 246 Bell Hall
Email: soumacho@buffalo.edu