Department of Electrical Engineering
My research focus is in robotics and machine intelligence, and with respect to TISI, I am interested in developing robots for the purpose of species collection and environmental monitoring. These devices may operate either in aquatic or land environments and have the ability to perform their functions completely autonomously and for extended periods of time over large areas. The robots can be developed to monitor and/or collect invasive species and then report the results of the collection and/or monitoring via a radio link. A key element, and novelty, of this research is the application of pattern recognition principles along with advanced image processing to distinguish species of interest.