Projects

RAS-SIGHT has been soliciting proposals that when implemented would improve the quality of life for the beneficiaries. Some important points worth noting:

  • The proposed problem should be solved using robotics and automation technologies;
  • It is strongly encouraged that the solution be developed and deployed with active involvement from the community or the end-users that it is intended to benefit;
  • Sustainability beyond the completion of the project is a key consideration.

For more information, see the previous Call for Proposals 2015

Currently there are 10 projects that have been funded:

  • Download Full ReportDownload Digest: Teaching English in Rural Africa through Conversational Robotic Agents (Univ. of Washington, USA | Maya Cakmak and Leah Perlmutter) 
  • Download Full ReportDownload Digest: Prevention, Combat and Aftermath of Forest Fires: A Robotic Solution (Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, Portugal | Paulo Goncalves)
  • Download Full ReportDownload Digest: Humanoid robots for therapeutic treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) children (Jaume-I University, Spain | Enric Cervera)
  • Download Full ReportDownload Digest: Active Information Seeking for Autonomous Aerial Robotic Search and Rescue (UNevada, Reno, USA | Kostas Alexis)
  • Download Full ReportDownload Digest: Home-based Rehabilitation for Children with Cerebral Palsy using Wearable Technologies (UMass Lowell, USA | Momotaz Begum)
  • Download Full ReportDownload Digest: Epidemiological Surveillance through Automated Tracking of Blood Samples (NortheasternU, USA | Taskin Padir)
  • Download Full ReportDownload Digest: EDUBOTS: Interactive Cooperators to Develop Educational Robotics (University of Nariño, Colombia | David Cisneros Insuasti)
  • Download Digest:Use of Drones for Air Quality Monitoring (Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru | Monica Abarca, Carlos Saito, Francisco Cuellar)
  • Download Digest: Conservation Drones for Wetland (Tatiana S. da Silva & Flavia C. Farina)
  • Download Digest: Enhancing the Speak Up! Suite of Voice Powered Games (Carnegie Mellon University | Amal Nanavati, M. Bernardine Dias, & Aaron Steinfeld)
  • Download Digest: Variable stiffness prosthetic grasper with myolelectric control (Cecilia Tapia, Oscar Urquidi, Markus Pakleppa)
  • Download Digest: The Honey Bee Initiative- Smart Hive (George Mason University | Daniel M. Lofaro and Christopher Taylor)
  • Download Digest: Establishing Robotics Labs in Underprivileged Schools to promote STEM based Education for Enhancing Skill Sets Prior to Entering Higher Education Settings (Muhammad Nabeel, Hiba Latifee, Muhammad Khurram)

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