Research

Research Areas

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Figure 9: 3-D Map of Hawkins Research Building
Figure 6: Map of Hawkins Research Building and trajectory of MUV
Figure 8: OGM on aerial view

Autonomous Vehicles

  1. Autonomous cars
  2. Autonomous mini ground vehicles
  3. Autonomous rotary-wing MAVs (MAVSTAR): Drs. Furukawa and Mak are the founders of MAVSTAR project
  4. Large unmanned ground vehicles
  5. Visualization of flapping-wing MAVs

Humanoid Robots/ Mobile manipulator

  1. DARPA Robotic Challenge

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Automotive Research

  1. Tire/road noise prediction
  2. Microtexture road profiling
  3. Macrotexture road profiling
  4. Traffic Monitoring

Material Characterization

  1. Full-field strain measurements
  2. Online stochastic characterization of composites
  3. Online damage prediction of composites

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a. Transverse strains

a. Transverse strains

b. Longitudinal strains

b. Longitudinal strains

c. Shear strains

c. Shear strains

Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) and Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE)

  1. Stochastic defect identification under sensor uncertainties
  2. Hybrid SHM/NDE method for defect identification
  3. Hybrid material/geometry method for micro-crack identification