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.

The Effects of Active Road Signs on Road Safety and Driving Behavior

This project seeks to evaluate the benefits of deploying active road signs on road safety and driving behavior. Different types of iluminated and traffic responsive traffic signs will be considered, under urban and rural setting. Two case studies will be analyzed for this purpose. The company expects to identify demonstrate that their products are beneficial to improve road safety. This represents an initial stage of the larger project. Eventually, the industrial partner seeks to develop a global framework for deployment of active traffic signs based on several factors (e.g.

The relationship between low back pain, pain related fear, and the quality of movement in low back pain patients

This study proposes to evaluate the quality of movement in patients with low back pain using a novel device. We are going to measure and compare the movement of people with back pain to that of healthy people. In addition, we plan on correlating the psychological factors associated with low back pain to tissue pathology. Many previous studies have used self-report measures of movement, and now we will determine whether our method of measuring movement correlates with these self-reports.

Energy Efficient Integrated Design of Flight Management Systems and Autopilots with Terrain Avoidance Capabilities

The amount of emissions to the atmosphere is currently an important environmental concern as policy makers and Heads of State are starting to demonstrate a strong interest in energy efficient transportation, in particular energy efficient aircraft. However, current autopilot technology will often not take into account the energy used to perform a given maneuver which can lead to potentially larger fuel consumption and larger atmospheric emissions than what is strictly necessary. The task of energy optimization is typically left to a flight management system (FMS).

Development of design algorithms for WDM network modernization

The rapid technological evolution of telecommunication networks demands service providers to regularly update their technology, with the aim of remaining competitive in the marketplace. However, upgrading the technology in a network is not a trivial task. When modernizing a network, the existing infrastructure and network components need to be taken into account. The design exercise must not only take into consideration the overall desired functionality and capacity but also the existing network properties.

Development of algorithms for scheduling WDM network migrations

The rapid technological evolution of telecommunication networks demands service providers to regularly update their technology, with the aim of remaining competitive in the marketplace. However, upgrading the technology in a network is not a trivial task. New hardware components need to be installed in the network and during the installation, network connectivity may be temporary compromised.

A machine learning based approach for supporting triage of HIV-related documents

The number of biomedical scientific publications available in multiple repositories is huge and rapidly growing. As of April 2014, PubMed, the largest knowledge source for biomedical and life science literature, comprises more than 23 million citations. Querying PubMed with the keyword HIV provides a list of almost three hundred thousand citations. Retrieving data of particular interest for a specific research field in such a large volume of publications is often like looking for a needle in a haystack.

An efficient implementation of a computational camera for smartphones

A camera is a device that captures light from scenes. Over the last century, the evolution of cameras has been truly remarkable. Through this evolution, the underlying camera has been improved by using a better optical lens. However, the new improved optical lenses, have been remained fixed in terms of size and weight which makes it hard to use in portable devices. In contrast to optical trend, according to Moore’s law, the number of transistor in the chip doubles approximately every two years. This leads to a huge improvement in computational devices.

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