Mechatronics

Mechanical Automation of Laser Laboratories by Undergraduates

Author Name(s) Emiko Ito Faculty Advisor(s) Dr. Scott Feister Abstract Undergraduate work has been mainly focused on general courses and those for the major, however, as many professionals in the industry can vouch for, engineers need research and experience as early as they can get it. By collaborating with graduate level high density energy laboratory technicians, undergraduate engineering students can greatly benefit from taking a problem at the most basic… Read More »Mechanical Automation of Laser Laboratories by Undergraduates

Undergraduate Engineering Research Importance

Author Name(s) Keily Valdez Sereno Faculty Advisor(s) Dr. Scott Feister Abstract I will discuss the importance of incorporating Undergraduates looking to explore specific topics within a desired field in research. When thinking about the future of engineering, it is essential that there are bright minds and passionate learners who can continue progressing the field. This incorporation will make room for fresh ideas and holistic perspectives that will aid in further… Read More »Undergraduate Engineering Research Importance

Autonomous Exploration With Deep Reinforcement Learning

    Author Name(s) Sara CentenoMishell Beylik Hugo Quintero Andrew Herdering Faculty Advisor(s) Jason Isaacs Abstract We propose a technique for autonomous robotic exploration for the application of searching unknown environments intended for use in urban search and rescue. Performing search and rescue operations in an environment where natural or other disasters have occurred is dangerous and taxing for even the most skilled human teams. Existing solutions to the autonomous search problem… Read More »Autonomous Exploration With Deep Reinforcement Learning