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Flying Smartphones

The onboard sensing and computing power of a smartphone can be used to control autonomous aerial vehicles Problem: Micro aerial vehicles capable of autonomous navigation are often expensive and intimidating for the inexperienced user. Much of the cost associated with these vehicles is due to the dedicated sensing and control systems that are required...

Published: 1/31/2020

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Robotics and sensing for precision agriculture

Problem: Farmers face a number of challenges that reduce their yields. Plant diseases, water stress, and other conditions result in fewer crops brought to market, ultimately leading to economic losses. Many of these conditions are detected today with the human eye, but regularly surveying thousands of acres with human scouts is impractical and uneconomical. Solution:...

Published: 1/28/2020

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Automated micro-particle robotic swarm for the chemical and mechanical removal of biofilms

Wirelessly activated iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) forming micro-robots that chemically and mechanically remove biofilms with high precision and efficacy by magnetic control. Technology Overview: Biofilms are extremely difficult to eliminate. They are made up of bacterial cells encapsulated in a protective, sticky matrix that helps them to firmly...

Published: 8/1/2019

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