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flying UAVs to gather data that can
be analyzed by scientists to improve
weather predictions and early warning
systems for tornadoes.
Nisar Ahmed is developing collaborative
human and autonomous
robot vehicle systems and
machine learning and artificial intelligence
for aerospace applications.
An assistant professor in
Ann and H.J. Smead Aerospace
Engineering Sciences at CU Boulder,
Ahmed's work is advancing
how people and robots interact
and work with each other.
Jorge Poveda is finding ways to
improve how autonomous systems
overcome problems they encounter
on the job. By combining concepts
from
artificial
intelligence
Members of the GEER team watch a drone take off from the Spanish Hills neighborhood. (Photo: Casey
Cass/CU Boulder)
The team hopes to better understand the disaster from a
uniquely engineering perspective. They have utilized laser sensors
to create 3D models of homes and retaining structures
burned in the fire. The engineers have also deployed flying vehicles
like the quadcopter drones - on loan from the
NSF-funded RAPID facility at the University of Washington.
A team of CU Boulder engineers
is designing next-generation
uncrewed aircraft systems
to fly into the heart of
supercell thunderstorms that
can spawn tornadoes. The goal
of the research is to develop a
drone that can fly as close to a
storm as possible and then deploy
a series of helium balloon
probes carrying sensor packages
that will be sucked into the
center of the storms at altitude
and report back data on the
conditions inside. These systems
will eventually be deployed
in the field during
storm-chasing campaigns.
Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Sciences Eric Frew and
colleagues at CU Boulder have
made numerous multi-week excursions
across the Great Plains
following supercell storms and
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and machine learning with wellknown
control theories, Poveda
and his team have begun applying
these algorithms and techniques to
engineering problems in a variety
of contexts, including autonomous
multi-vehicle systems, smart power grids, and traffic light systems
able to autonomously adjust their behavior in real time to
minimize congestion.
New research led by the University of Colorado Boulder has
uncovered the engineering secrets behind what makes fish fins
so strong yet flexible. The team's insights could one day lead to
Smead Scholar Alex Hirst, a graduate researcher, helps get a drone ready for launch. (Photo: CU Boulder)
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