Ran Dai earns NSF CAREER award to design unmanned vehicles for long-duration, high-efficiency missions Using renewable energy to power aerial and ground vehicles could change the way we handle aspects of environmental monitoring, search and rescue missions, surveillance, and agricultural practices. To navigate these sorts of dynamic environments, Ran Dai, an assistant professor in aerospace …Continue reading “Developing the next generation of solar-powered robotic systems”
In December, a group of Iowa State graduate and undergraduate students gathered at the Applied Science Complex to demonstrate their passion for making robots smarter and more autonomous. The event was the first “Rise of Machines” robotics competition, organized by Professor Sourabh Bhattacharya, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering who has been developing a cutting edge research program …Continue reading “Rise of Machines competition: Engaging students in robotics”
Learning to build and program an autonomous robot in one day may sound like a big challenge for 8-14 year olds, but the kids at Robotics Camp on June 16 didn’t seem to have any troubles with it. Heather Fremont, a senior in history, says the camp is “a day filled with hands-on activities that …Continue reading “Young students explore robotics at engineering camp”
Chad Bouton recently received Battelle’s inventor of the year award. Bouton graduated from Iowa State University with a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1993 and his MS in Aerospace Engineering in 1996. Read all about it in this link to his recent article, Bouton is Battelle’s Inventor of the Year.