May 27, 2011
From staff reports
Seven teams of senior electrical engineering students from the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology will reveal original capstone projects from their year-long senior design course.
The presentations will take place on Tuesday, May 31, from 3 to 4 p.m., and Wednesday, June 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Academic & Research Center Living Room.
The teams and projects are:
• Health Management Systems: Designed an affordable alternative to health kiosks that can store user data, increasing public health awareness.
• Ultracapacitor: Developed a car prototype that can capture the energy usually wasted when braking and store it in a battery.
• Vacuum Chamber: Created a vacuum testing chamber for micro and nano electrical devices to increase the precision and accuracy of experiments.
• Energy Harvesting: Produced a floor mat that can capture the energy from foot traffic and transform it into usable electricity.
• Autonomous Robotic Tracker: Designed a tracking device that can guide a wheeled robot by using infrared and visible light cameras.
• In-Ear Monitor (IEM): Developed a microphone and computer system to fix the delay between the output of a music performer’s in-ear monitor and the output of the speakers.
• Robotic Bobcat: Constructed a four-legged autonomous robot to be used as a platform for advanced robotic research.