We are in the process of initiating a robotics research program at Coastal Carolina. Robotics are a natural extension of our work with embedded systems and low-level hardware control systems. Initially, our focus is on unmanned aerial vehicles, however, we are planning on investigating other areas, such as unmanned submersible vehicles.
This blog details the progress of UAV research at Coastal Carolina. Currently we are in the process of building a quad-motor drone helicopter using the Arducopter Platform and with support from the DIY Drones Community.
Our goal is to involve undergraduate students in developing novel techniques for onboard computation and analysis autonomous vehicle platforms. In particular, we are focusing on embedded systems support for in-flight computer vision problems.Click here to read our UAV Build Blog.