The 1.1 kg Pelican is the workhorse of our quadrotor modeling and control group. Easy to modify, and well integrated into our indoor positioning system, we can collect high-quality flight data indoors and out for modeling and control purposes.
This modified Lincoln MKZ serves as a research platform for WAVELab in collaboration with the Generative Software Development Lab. It is equipped with a drive-by-wire system and numerous sensors including inertial measurement, vision, radar, and lidar.
A heavily modified 6 kg S900 platform from DJI, we've added three Ximea USB3.0 cameras with fisheye lenses which can each pump 100 Hz images to an i7 FitPC. We also added RTK-GPS for ground truth on the position of the flyer, and have successfully demonstrated onboard multi-camera parallel tracking and mapping outdoors.
The Multiple Autonomous Robotic Cars IV platform consists of four 1/5th scale self-driving vehicles, capable of speeds up to 100 km/h and sporting a full suite of sensors for scene understanding and collision avoidance. The vehicles weigh roughly 15 kg, and have all necessary computation and emergency systems onboard to be fully autonomous.
From 2012-2014, the WAVELab built and tested a rover for the NASA Sample return robot challenge, in conjunction with the UW Robotics Team. This beauty could drive for over 2 hours, navigate through unknown forested terrain and parkland, find and collect samples from the ground and plan a complete coverage route through the environment while it explored it.