The Fordham Robotics and Computer Vision Laboratory (FRCVLab) conducts research in
- how robots can perceive and model the environment they have around them,
- how they can use landmarks for wayfinding and communication with human coworkers,
- how they can predict what might happen in their environment, and
- how we can develop formal performance guarantees for probabilistic robot algorithms such as those employed in searching disaster sites.
- We are especially interested in multi-core and cluster solutions.
Robotics is a multidisciplinary field, and students working in this area can have diverse backgrounds including Computer Science, Physics, Natural Science, Biology, Psychology, and so forth. Students can bring the expertise from these fields to bear on building and testing robotic solutions.
The Intelligent Guided Vehicle Competition is a competition for teams of undergraduates to put together a robot system that can navigate a challenging outdoor course. Fordham has fielded teams in previous IGVC competitions (see this link). If you are interested in a competition that requires real-time programming, computer vision and pattern recognition as well as real-world field work, consider getting involved with Fordham IGVC.
The minimum background requirement is that students be able to write, compile and run computer programs in C++ or Python (e.g. CISC 1600 & 2000). We use Linux throughout, so familiarity with that is important also.Students who would like to learn a little more can look at the lab webpage (http://www.cis.fordham.edu/rcvlab) and should contact Dr. Lyons at email@example.com.