Online price estimation and appointment booking services for laboratory analysis

In this project, the intern will develop a website for medical clinics. This website provides patients with an online price estimation service which automatically caculates the price for conducting a set of lab analysises precribed by a doctor. The website will intuitively guide patients through the price estimation process and intelligently help patients match non-standardized test abbreviations and codes in their requisition forms with the laboratory’s standard ontology.

Husky Lloydminster Upgrader Water Risk Assessment

This project will review water source alternatives for the Husky Lloydminster Upgrader Complex. These alternatives will be evaluating in terms of their relative economic, technical, social and environmental risks. The framework developed will provide a basis for conducting similar water risk assessments for other operations. The interns will research alternatives, risks, and develop the assessment framework.

IoT/M2M Network Capacity Planning Analytics

The Internet of Things is gaining popularity and it will enable the development of new applications that will be useful to businesses in almost any industry and in society. It is expected that more than 50 billion IoT devices will communicate via telecoms networks and will send an enormous amount of data. One major challenge to the successful deployment of this large and heterogeneous network is the problem of capacity planning. An in-depth knowledge of IoT traffic characteristics is necessary to optimize the capital expenditure (CAPEX) but no work has been done so far in this area.

Design of a self-adapting project management application

To be more competitive in the market, many companies are trying to speed up the quotation process and quote more attractive prices and have identified a need for support in the quotation process in order to reduce the quotation lead-time and ensure a higher level of accuracy in the cost estimations. In the case of CIENA, a first investment has been made for an automated price quotation system with respect to the equipment/products that are sold by the company (currently under development).

Makerbloks Kit Video Analysis using Computer Vision Techniques

MakerBloks is a creative solution to introduce children to the world of electronics. Our first products, MakerBloks, are small, reactive, color-coded building block that allows the user to learn and build electronic circuits without any technical background. In order to bring electronics learning to a new level of interactivity, MakerBloks want to develop a block recognition software that will allow the physical building blocks to interact with a tablet application.

Ecology, Conservation and Welfare of Captive Wildlife

A joint research agreement was adopted between Concordia University and Zoo de Granby in the spring 2014. The firm BBA joined this partnership in November 2014. The aim of the initiative is to foster the training of highly qualified personnel in conservation and welfare of captive wildlife, by allowing Concordia students to get hands-on experience at the zoo.

Feature-based 3D Robot Motion Programming

Path programming for various robot applications in the industry involves precise specification of data for coordinated control of the different moving parts, arms, limbs, joints, etc. in order to optimally perform application specific tasks. Robotmaster™ software from Jabez Technologies is used to plan and simulate robotic operations and generate robot code for industrial applications. Robotmaster recently won the Robotics Game Changer Award for enhancing the way in which robots are programmed, facilitating their adoption in new and technologically emerging applications.

Novaxe: Novel Online System for Guitar Music Score Recognition, Retrieval, Presentation, and Animation

This project is going to digitalize a patented method of presenting the guitar tablature and build an online system to assist guitar teaching. The new method can present the guitar tablature with 8 building clocks. People can easily learn the chores of thousands of songs, which is impossible with the other methods. The system is called Novaxe. Novaxe is going to have a graph screen to display the fretboard with the information about the chord progression, rhythm pattern, tempo, key, `position`, song form, chord form, title, artist, year, and genre of a song.

Control of a Self-Organizing Network of Quadrotor Vehicles Interacting with Real-Time Acoustic Signals

Networks are pervasive in our world. From migrating birds flying in formation, to social groups, wireless networks, world-wide web, the examples are endless. Migrating birds, such as the Canada goose, are a good example of a network between agents where information is communicated based on real-time musical (acoustic) signals. Inspired by this example, the research problem being addressed in this proposal is the real-time autonomous response of a network of quadrotors to acoustic inputs in a choreographic performance.

Automated optimization of robotic tasks and transitions using graph-based approaches

In recent years, machining with robots has become a trend in the manufacturing industry. The concept offers an economical solution for medium to low accuracy machining applications. However, due to the complexity of the robot kinematics, planning for these paths is challenging. Jabez Technologies has developed a semi-graphical approach that can program large robot-paths. This approach has been very well received by the industry and has proven to be extremely robust in practice. However, this approach is semi-automatic and cannot work without user input.