ELG 4912 Electrical Engineering Design Project I (Fall 2018)
· Before proceeding with any hands-on experiments:
(i) all students must attend the mandatory “Health, Safety and Risk Management in Engineering” and “Electrical Hazards, EECS Lab Safety Guidelines” presentations, and then sign the attendance documents certifying their participation;
(ii) all students must carry out a “Project Hazard and Risk Assessment” of their specific project, experimental setups and protocols. This assessment should be done using the standard form (French version, or English version).
(iii) all students should make sure that their projects comply with the uOttawa Office of Research and Ethics guidelines.
· Health, Safety and Risk Management in Engineering (by Dr. Pierre Laflamme), Electrical Hazards, EECS Lab Safety Guidelines (by Alan Stewart), uOttawa Office of Risk Management, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System - A Guide to the Legislation, Safety Code 6: Health Canada's Radiofrequency Exposure Guidelines
Links of interest:
MathWorks™ Robotics, MathWorks™ Robootics Systems Toolbox, MathWorks™ Image Processing Toolbox, MathWorks™ Computer Vision System Toolbox, MathWorks™ Fuzzy Logic Toolbox, MathWorks™ Neural Network Toolbox ,
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ELG 5386 - Neural Networks and Fuzzy Systems (Fall 2018)
Description: Neuro-fuzzy and soft computing. Fuzzy set theory: rules, reasoning and inference systems. Regression and optimization; derivative-based optimization - genetic algorithms, simulated annealing, downhill simplex search. Neural Networks: adaptive networks; bidirectional associative memories; supervised and unsupervised learning; learning from enforcement. Applications: neuro-fuzzy modelling and control, pattern recognition.
Links of interest:
Fuzzy Control (slides, notes, paper1, paper 2, paper3, paper4), Grey Wolf Optimizer Algorithm-Based Tuning of Fuzzy Control Systems with Reduced Parametric Sensitivity, (10.1109/TIE.2016.2607698), Computers & the Human Brain / Neuromorphic Computing Timeline, J.S. Albus – Computational Theory of Mind, A New Approach to Manipulator Control: The Cerebellar Model Articulation Controller (CMAC), Can We Copy the Brain, IEEE Spectrum – Special Report, 2017, Neural Networks-Basics (slides), Applications of Random-Pulse Machine Concept to NN Design (paper), Intel Starts R&D Effort in Probabilistic Computing for AI , Intel’s ‘Loihi’ chip, 'Human Brain' Supercomputer Switched On to Unlock Secrets of the Mind , Neural Networks-Modelling Applications (slides), NN Models of 3D Objects (paper), NN Modelling of 3D Object Elastic Behaviour (paper), NN Mapping and Clustering of Elastic Behavior From Tactile and Range Imaging (paper), Google's Artificial-Intelligence Wizard Unveils a New Twist on Neural Networks, Behavior-Based Neuro-Fuzzy Controller for Mobile Robot Navigation (paper, slides), A Review of Computational Intelligence Techniques in Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks (paper)
Courses Taught in Previous Years
ITI 1100 Digital Systems
ELG 5161 Robotics: Control, Sensing and Intelligence (Fall 2017)
Description: Robotics as the intelligent connection of perception to action. Advanced robotics technologies.
Robot arm kinematics and dynamics. Planning of manipulator trajectories. Control of robot manipulators. Robot-level programming. Sensors and sensory perception. Control problems for sensory controlled robotic-based flexible manufacturing systems. Task-level programming. Knowledge-based control for mobile robots. This course is equivalent to EACJ 5207 at Carleton University.
Links of interest:
Robotics [Wikipedia], Outline of Robotics [Wikipedia], Robotics Trends, IEEE Spectrum, BioIn Robotics Lab at uOttawa, Smarter Robots: Implications for the workplace of the future Intelligent Robotic Systems, Robot Sensors, Homogeneous Transformation Matrices, Robot Kinematics [Wikipedia], Kinematics -Manipulator Motion, Accuracy of the kinematic model, Kinematic Model of Robot Arm, Introduction to Robot Kinematics, Robot Control, ROS - Robot Software Development, The Origin Story of ROS, the Linux of Robotics, Position Recovery, Force-Position Control, Compliance, Haptic Sensors, Touch Sensing for Humanoid Robots, (10.1109/MIM.2015.7271221), XYZ RGB, Machine Vision, Object recognition using pseudo-random color encoded structured light, Pattern Recognition, Vision-Based Robotic Sensing and Control, Syntactic Pattern Recognition, Visual position recovery for an automated guided vehicle, Multisensor Data Fusion, Mission-Driven Robotic Intelligent Sensor Agents, Fukushima disaster: The robots going where no human can, Robotic Telemanipulation, Why Human-Controlled, Force-Multiplying Robots Are the Future of Work on Earth, Baxter's Homunculus: Virtual Reality Spaces for Teleoperation in Manufacturing, Watch Six of the Coolest Surgical Robots in Action, FDA-approved robot assistant gives surgeons force feedback, Hadfield behind the controls of Canadarm2, Human-Instrument Symbiotic Partnership for Multimodal Environment Perception (paper, slides), Resource Management of a Multi-Robot Assembly Cell, Biology Inspired Robots, Human Emotion and Cognition Recognition from Body Language of the Head, Helping robots understand body language, Musculoskeletal Robots -Scalability in Neural Control, Hierarchical Animation Control of Avatars in 3D Virtual Environments,
ELG 5124 Virtual Environments
Introduction, Collaborative Virtual Environments [Prof. N.D. Georganas], 3D Object Location, Graphical Perspective [Wikipedia], General Homogeneous Transformation Matrix (p1, p2, p3), Computer Graphics (Prof. M. Haage, Lund U, Sweden), Geometry of Perspective Drawing [Prof. A. Treibergs, U of Utah], Projective Geometry Applied to Computer Vision [Stanford U], 3D Object Recovery Using Structured Light (slides) (paper1) (paper2, paper3), Coded Structured Light Bibliography [J.P. Marco], 3D Object Modelling - Issues and Techniques [A.M. Cretu], 3D Viewing, Kinematics and Dynamics Modelling [J.C. Delannoy], Head Tracking for Desktop VR, NN Modelling of Geometric and Elastic Properties of 3D Objects (slides), EM Models for EDA (paper, slides), Solid Modelling [Wikipedia], 3D Human Anatomy and Biology Models [3DScience.com], Human Head Model (paper1, paper2, paper3, slides), Humanoid Avatar - Modelling and Animation (paper1, paper2, paper3, slides1, slides2), Animation-Demo Reel [M.D. Petriu], Active Research Topics in Human Machine Interfaces [SAND2000-2779, Unlimited Release], Haptic Interfaces (slides), Microsoft Surface Computing - Multi-Touch Technologies (video2), Virtual Environments - Applications ( Ch. 8 in [Burdea&Coiffet, 2003], slides), Man-Computer Symbiosis [J.C.R. Licklider], Robotic, Human, and Symbiotic Sensor Agents (paper1, paper2, paper3, paper4, paper 5, paper6, slides), Multimedia – From Wagner to Virtual Reality, Computer and Video Games [Wikipedia]
* VRML Client
* ZBrush by Pixiologic
* 3D Interaction CyberForce® Tactile Feedback System
* New Wildcat Realizm Graphics Technology
* X-Plane by Laminar Research
* Google Earth - A 3D interface to the planet
* Google SketchUp 6
* MapWindow GIS: open source programmabale geographic information system tools
* XYZ RGB
* Humanoid Animation Working Group
* ISO/IEC FCD 19774:200x, Humanoid animation (H-Anim)
* Poser 7 - Art of 3D Figure Design ( e frontier)
* The Sims
* Second Life, Sweden plans Second Life embassy, Banks in Second Life have frozen withdrawals .
* The Ultimate Distance Learning
* Second Life is releasing code to the open source community
* 10 Downing Street virtual tour
* Mars Exploration Rover (CNN)
* Game theorists share Nobel prize
* 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
* IBM Research Unveils 3D Avatar to Help Doctors Visualize Patient Records ans Improve Care
* Make Your Very Own Virtual World with OLIVE (IEEE Spectrum, Jan 2008)