NSF Cyber-Physical Systems Virtual Organization: Active Resources

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

Work Plan for ASU 2020-2021 1. Research Assistant staff will help scale up on Google Cloud Platform and develop the capability to support coursework and grading. ASU was recently awarded $5000 in academic credit on Google Cloud Platform. 2. Research Assistant staff will finish Unity3D integration, and create photorealistic terrestrial and aquatic worlds on Google Cloud Platform on GPU enabled nodes. These Unity3D worlds will be available on CPS-VO for the public to test the autonomy for UAVs and AUVs. 3. Research Assistant staff will implement point cloud processing support for Unity3D simulations to help with mapping of forests and aquatic ecosystems using LiDars. Researchers can test their autonomous code that uses sensors like LiDar, radar in the CPS-VO. 4. Research Assistant staff will assist with Spring 2021 Autonomous Exploration Systems VO support and tight integration with standardized fielded hardware. The standardized hardware will assist in potential COVID mitigation. Students will use the CPS-VO to develop algorithms and software modules that can be uploaded and tested on real hardware such as a small rover, a robotic boat, or drones. 5. Research Assistant staff will create a simulation for a swarm of drones across multiple machines using Kubernetes in the Google Cloud Platform. The Kubernetes approach will make swarm simulations very easy to conduct, with drone specification and the autonomy specified in a single YAML file. 6. Research Assistant staff will integrate OpenUAV as a Continuous Integration platform (similar to TravisCI) for all robotics packages developed and published in the ROS community. The CI can show ROS developers how to set up, configure and test their ROS packages in OpenUAV and share it to the wider public through the CPS-VO.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date10/1/189/30/22

Funding

  • National Science Foundation (NSF): $278,876.00

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