If you want to see forward-thinking innovation, you only need to ask a student! This is why NI hosts the annual Student Design Showcase, inviting undergraduate engineers to show us how they've used NI technology to empower their projects.
When you combine the NI platform with the raw, unshackled creativity of a young engineer, incredible things can happen. Ladies and Gentlemen, we proudly announce the Top 10 Student Projects Worldwide 2017
Prepare to be inspired.
Institution: Zhejiang University
Chitu is a robotic quadruped, designed for complex environmental exploration tasks, such as disaster relief. This adaptive robot, controlled by NI CompactRIO, is entirely electrically powered – allowing Chitu to navigate steps, slopes and rubble with minimal noise and environmental impact.
Introducing Dementia Assist. This LabVIEW-based application helps dementia patients regain independence and confidence, by allowing them to recognise family members and friends. The application also leverages Google’s reverse image search capabilities to identify any household object.
Move aside Optimus Prime - TurboQuad is a real transformable robot! This versatile rover, controlled by NI CompactRIO, can seamlessly transition between wheels (fast movement on flat ground) and legs (navigating rough terrain).
Meet Rota Una - the myRIO-powered, electric Unicycle designed for the stringent demands of inner-city commuters. myRIO’s onboard FPGA performs 1,000's of calculations per second to keep the rider balanced and safe.
Institution: Lunghwa University of Science and Technology
An myRIO-based extremity rehabilitation exoskeleton, developed to improve the walking gait of sufferers of Hemiplegia. The revolutionary design replaces heavily, inefficient motors with gas pressure actuators to boost safety, flexibility and patient comfort.
Check out this ambitious, prototype Mars Rover. The students in ‘Team Pegasus’ used the NI RIO platform to not only control the rover’s propulsion and navigation systems, but also the integrated Robotic arm for performing equipment servicing and soil collection/analysis.
Now here’s a novel idea! Students from Cork Institute of Technology used NI myRIO to develop an autonomous robotic tour guide. The system integrates glyph recognition, obstacle avoidance and GPS waypoint navigation to provide informative campus tours to new students!
This inspiring team of students used the NI RIO platform to create two wearable robotic systems to help people to walk again. The first system, ANGELEGS, provides assistance to people with walking impairments. The second system, WALKON, brings mobility to people with complete paraplegia.
This multipurpose, autonomous robot uses SLAM technologies (for accurate environment perception), machine vision (for target detection), and multisenor fusion (for somatosensory remote operation). This incredible array of technologies is processed/controlled by an on-board NI roboRIO.