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Pending Robotics Research

Unmanned Systems

Assistive Interface for Reservation System

A joint effort between UTA and Robotic Research LLC, and utilizing the expertise of Dr. Manfred Huber from the Computer Science and Engineering Department and Dr. Dan Popa from the Electrical Engineering Department, this is a specific implementation of ARIBO. UTA will supply the reservation system that manages the autonomous vehicles provided by Robotic Research.


UAS – Forensic Science

This effort for the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) will research the use of UAS in a search-and-rescue scenario.  Specialized involvement comes from partners Search One Rescue Team (SORT) and the Arlington Police Department (APD). UTA’s Dr. Vassilis Athitsos from the Computer Science and Engineering Department is working on the project alongside UTARI researchers.


Flight Data Collection

Flight Data CollectionUTARI researchers will develop a means of collecting flight data that will eventually be used for analysis to improve safety and efficient use of UAS by the NIJ.  Development of the data collection system will be handled by the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) with UTARI later serving as the research arm for future data analysis.


UAS Support to Transportation Operations

Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), as a part of a Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) contract, will examine the use of UAS in surveying traffic corridors in this effort.  Research covers UAS use for traffic congestion, road repairs, accident scenes and other uses.


Assistive Robotics

Smart Wheelchair

Smart WheelchairA joint effort with Humanistic Robotics, this project couples our Point-of-Gaze technology with a smart navigation wheelchair chair base.  The Point-of-Gaze technology allows targeted navigation by a rider who may not have use of their hands for typical joystick control of a powered wheelchair.  The effort is led by Humanistic Robotics and utilizes the expertise of UTA affiliated faculty member Dr. Vasillis Athitsos from the Computer Science and Engineering Department.