le dynamic robot."
UCSDs Coordinated Robotics Lab has designed a new class of convertible dynamic robot capable of rolling in horizontal mode and hopping over obstacles. Large wheels serve as both drive wheels (when roving in either horizontal mode or vertical mode) and inertial reaction wheels (to stabilize the vehicle when these wheels are not in contact with the ground). A control box contains accelerometers/gyros for situational awareness, several motors for both spinning the various wheels and pretensioning the spring-loading hopping mechanism, and control electronics for coordinating the vehicle. As with modern jet airplanes, this design exchanges positive inherent stability for improved maneuverability and efficiency, relying on feedback control to stabilize the vehicle.
This project is designed to help the Coordinated Robotics Lab bridge the gap from these research prototypes to a new line of miniaturized, inexpensive, commercial products. The teams initial efforts will target the toy and educational-toy markets. Later efforts will extend the design to defense, homeland security, fire and rescue, nuclear waste monitoring, and scientific exploration.
Michael J. Heller and Geert Schmid-Schnbein, professors of Bioengineering, for a project titled, "Protease Detection System for the Inflammatory Response and Disease Diagnostics."
The team is proposing a novel protease activity detection system for the monitoring of clinically relevant inflammatory responses and for disease diagnosis. The project will involve the development of nanoparticle labeled substrates which can be used in micro and nanoarray, microfluidic, microsensor and point-of-care formats. The goal is the design unique peptide and other nanoparticle substrates that will allow highly sensitive and selective detection of the key enzymes (proteases, matrix metallo-proteases, lipases, amylases) associated with inflammatory cascade.
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