The radars give UD researchers at the
With transmit-and-receive points attached to four, seven-axes robotic arms, the radars can be used to improve sensing for medical imaging and aid manufacturing by detecting defects in materials and objects. The technology can also be put to use in environmental and autonomous applications such as in unmanned aerial vehicles, according to
"With these kinds of sensors we are imbedding in robotics, we'll be able to sense, without the need of human intervention, flaws in processes and maybe even self-correct it afterward," Wicks said.
Some of the lab's equipment is still undergoing calibration but once fine-tuned will provide a unique capability that will bring further investment and employment to the region, according to
"The lab provides the necessary support to perform unconventional, exotic research that will bring money and jobs once the lab is fully running," said
The lab was established with
The lab is one more win for the university and those working in sensors research in
Walters said the lab will provide an unparalleled learning and research environment for undergraduate through post-doctoral students while supporting commercial and military testing.
"Our students will have opportunities that no other students will be able to have throughout the whole natination."
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