CTI iProject - Robotic System for Room Mapping

Project: Research project

Project Details


Through the iProjects program, industry partners have the opportunity to engage with the College and its students in a mutually beneficial relationship; challenges defined by industry partners are solved through the dilligence of student teams working under the expertise of faculty members. College faculty are an integral part of the iProject program, assigning students to teams and mentoring them throughout the project development process. Project results are presented at the Colleges Innovation Showcase, held at the end of each semester, where student teams display project outcomes for industry partners and the public. Sensors and actuators are a big part of how we interact with the world around us. They help those who can't hear, they enable some of the amazing functions in our cell phones, and they support many aspects of national defense. We, at Sandia National Labs, are very interested in sensor capabilities that could enable mapping a room without video or infrared in a GPS denied area. We would like the students at Arizona State University to (1) Perform a market survey of possible sensor options to accomplish this task. (2) Postulate a system to perform room mapping using a combination or best of the sensors they find. (3) Develop a demonstration platform, predict and characterize its performance, through modeling, mathematics and other methods. And last (4) propose a path forward to improve their system, including specifications for sensors (even if not yet developed) and the best type of sensor for the ideal system. Deliverables will include as a minimum two written reports and two oral presentations detailing the findings of the student team.
Effective start/end date12/19/135/31/14


  • Sandia National Laboratories (SNL): $10,200.00


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