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Howdy! My Name is Bryan Rodriguez I am a rising senior at Thelma R Salinas STEM ECHS. I also take dual enrollment classes in my high school, and i will be receiving an Associates degree in Computer Science I plan on graduating in 2017. My email is bryanrodz15@gmail.com. Link to my website.


Mentor

I will be working along side Dr. Nancy Amato, Read Sandstrom and Saurabh Mishra. Dr. Nancy Amato is Unocal Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University where she co-directs the Parasol Lab. Read and Saurabh are currently in the Computer Science department at Texas A&M University. Read and Saurabh area of research is about Physical Robots.

Link to Read Sandstrom website

Link to Saurabh Mishra website.


Research

Our research project consist of modeling the first stage of a construction problem: moving resources from a supply or drop-off site to a construction site. The environments we study will also have a robot depot site, where robots recharge and replacements stand on deck.

Some questions that might be worth investigating:

- Can we bound the time it takes to complete the task based on inter-site distances, energy requirements, and number of robots?

- Is there an optimal robot replacement policy for a given problem?

- Can we tweak the roadmaps in some way to improve the replacement efficiency? For example, what happens if we split undirected edges into two directed pieces to create 'road lanes'?

- Can we make algorithms that are robust to robot/battery failures?

- How do the properties of the resources affect things? What happens if we vary the simulated weight, number of robots required to move them, add multiple types requiring different drop-off sites, include things like 'hazardous' materials that require special paths, etc.?

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Final Report and Poster

-Towards Autonomous Navigation and Assembly using Visual Recognition

-Group Poster


Research Program

DREU: Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates


Additional Links

Journal

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