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Engineering | Undergraduate Research

Brain Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles


Dr. Panagiotis Artemiadis from the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy is seeking prospective FURI students and honors students to work on the “Brain Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.”

This project fits within the Fulton research theme of health and involves control systems, robotics, and signals processing.

The goal of this project is to build a control interface between humans and unmanned aerial vehicles. The project has both algorithmic and experimental components. The algorithmic component is related to collecting and processing brain signals, measured superficially and non-invasively from humans. The specific goal is to relate those signals to commands sent to a mini-quadcopter. The experimental component has to do with the closed-loop control of the quadcopter in order to execute high-level tasks, e.g. go and fetch an object from a location. Students are encouraged to start working on the project immediately. Good programming skills (Matlab and/or C) are required. Students will typically work 15-20 hours per week.

Students should be able to demonstrate their programming skills when they apply for the position by emailing Dr. Artemiadis at with their resume and transcripts. This position may become a FURI position.


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