Autonomous Robots and Systems
Design Fabrication and Control for a Pipeline Inspection Robot
In this project, we are going to build a uniquely designed track driven robot. It is designed to inspect, clean and repair ducts & pipes, especially in cases when dismantling the system is strenuous or impossible. It also could work for drilling inside the Great Pyramid where the robot also can be sent to explore beyond a mysterious stone seal inside the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, to unlocked one mystery only to reveal another. We can add LIDAR at the tip so we can use it for inspection of the cracks inside the tubes.
Control, Design and Fabrication of a Self-Driving Rover Used in Dangerous Terrain
This project presents the design and prototyping of Self-Driving Rover capable of navigating & avoiding obstacles in its path whilst it simultaneously calculates the shortest or best route to achieve the primary task for which it is designed for, i.e. deploying it solar-panel on locating a spot of brightest light intensity. The main contribution of this project is the experimental validation for the autonomous vehicle using a control approach. Consequently, hardware and software design as well as experimentation are part of this project.
Autonomous Self-driving disinfection robot: Design Fabrication and Control
Traditionally, advances in robotic technology have been in the manufacturing industry due to the need for collaborative robots. However, this is not the case in the service sectors, especially in the healthcare sector. The lack of emphasis put on the healthcare sector has led to new opportunities in developing service robots that aid patients with illnesses, cognition challenges and disabilities. Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic has acted as a catalyst for the development of service robots in the healthcare sector in an attempt to overcome the difficulties and hardships caused by this virus. The use of service robots are advantageous as they not only prevent the spread of infection, and reduce human error but they also allow front-line staff to reduce direct contact, focusing their attention on higher priority tasks and creating separation from direct exposure to infection.
Automation, Production and Control for Filaments Produced with Recycled Bottle for 3D Printers
This project is about to develop an inexpensive process for recycling plastic bottle into printable filament for 3D printed. Also, it is about the important points for producing filament from recycled bottles as well as the settings required for it.
A Radio Controlled (RC) Airplane: Control, Design and Fabrication
This project proposed the developed of a fixed wings model Radio Controller (RC) Airplane. It is an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).The proposed design is capable to fly easily because of strong modeling it can fly using a runway. The airplane is entirely made out of Styrofoam and the controller will be relaying on an Arduino based RC Airplane, and also, we will show how to control it using the custom build Arduino transmitter.
Experimental Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System on PV Panels Based on Aerodynamics vibrations for Dust Mitigation
A dust mitigation technique has been developed by the current research team based on vibrating the PV panel once in a while, such that the dust on the panel can fall off by gravity. The mechanical vibration is based on rotating an unbalanced mass attached to the back of the panel. This technique is the most suitable technique for PV panels operating light posts at elevated heights; however, there are several concerns that should be taken into consideration.