We are the Applied Autonomy and Mechatronics Lab at Virginia Tech…”Creating Practical Engineering Solutions”
This lab focuses on creating practical engineering solutions by integrating sensors and microcontrollers in to military and medical applications. Dr. Al Wicks, our advisor, has a background in autonomous vehicles, pediatric medical devices, experimental modal analysis, digital signal processing, golf club dynamics, laser-based transducers and instrumentation.
Our two main areas of research are Applied Autonomy and Medical Devices. Applied Autonomy is really at the core of our lab’s philosophy. We have several projects which aim at adding to the field of autonomous technology. Funded by the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab, we are currently involved with several projects with the U.S. Marine Corps. These include:
- Ground Unmanned Support Surrogate (GUSS)
- LIDAR-Camera Sensor Fusion
- Multispectral Perception to Identify Vegetation, Water, and Humans
- Switching Mode DC-DC Converter
- Autonomous Network Triangulation System (ANTS)