Mizzou Engineer working to improve methods to detect geological, manmade underground features

Mizzou Engineer working to improve methods to detect geological, manmade underground features

Left undetected, sinkholes, caves and other underground features can wreak havoc on building and road foundations. But finding those voids is challenging because of varying topography and soil conditions. Now, a Mizzou Engineer is working with Marshall University in West Virginia to improve methods to identify geological and manmade features dozens of feet below the [...]
Mizzou Engineer studies perceptions of autonomous transportation

Mizzou Engineer studies perceptions of autonomous transportation

Autonomous mobility services include public transportation, as well as self-driving cars. Photo by Brock Wegner | Unsplash Before the public will fully embrace autonomous mobility services, companies need to increase people’s trust in the technology. That’s one take-away from a case study Assistant Professor Sabreena Anowar and colleagues conducted in Singapore. Anowar, who has joint [...]
Augmented reality system uses GPS to improve user experience

Augmented reality system uses GPS to improve user experience

An example of what students would see within an augmented reality educational experience. In the proposed system, students could turn their heads to see additional content. In theory, augmented reality (AR) has the potential to transform online learning, allowing students to interact with virtual components in their own physical settings. In reality, however, the technology [...]
Mizzou Engineering team discovers method to control sound waves in the fourth dimension

Mizzou Engineering team discovers method to control sound waves in the fourth dimension

Professor Guoliang Huang and graduate student Hui Chen show off the three-dimensional structure they created to observe audio waves in the fourth dimension. Using a type of material that conducts electricity on the edges while insulating the inside, a Mizzou Engineering team has discovered a way to control sound waves beyond our three-dimensional environment. Guoliang [...]
Mizzou Engineering paper among IEEE top 10 featured articles

Mizzou Engineering paper among IEEE top 10 featured articles

In the IEEE paper, Professor Dominique Ho outlines a more rigorous process that allows machines to better recognize elliptical shapes in images. A Mizzou Engineer has helped devise a way for machines to better see and detect objects that have elliptical shape — earning him and co-authors a spot in a top academic journal. The [...]
Student team devises way to control robotic arm using hand gestures

Student team devises way to control robotic arm using hand gestures

Figure (a) Flow of EMG signal from participant to robotic arm. Figure (b) Hand motions used and the corresponding motion of the robotic arm. A Mizzou Engineering team has devised a way to control a robot just by moving your hands. What makes the work especially unique is that researchers only used one pair of [...]
Researchers training machines to recognize vocal fatigue

Researchers training machines to recognize vocal fatigue

Even before COVID-19 had them speaking up in online classrooms or projecting their voices from behind masks, teachers were at high risk of vocal fatigue. This condition can cause persistent hoarseness, throat pain and permanent damage to the vocal cords. Currently, diagnosing vocal fatigue requires an in-person consultation. But someday, a wearable device or smart [...]
Tracking traffic crashes: Researcher, Missouri State Highway Patrol working to understand where, when accidents happen

Tracking traffic crashes: Researcher, Missouri State Highway Patrol working to understand where, when accidents happen

In addition to potential injuries and property damage, traffic crashes can cause a lot of disruptions from making people late to work to delaying package delivery. A Mizzou Engineer is working with the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) to better understand when and where traffic accidents happen in hopes of minimizing those disruptions. “I’m helping [...]

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