Thanks to a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation, a group of Virginia Tech engineers hopes to redefine search and rescue protocols by teaming up human searchers with unmanned aerial robots, or drones.
A Virginia Tech professor and his interdisciplinary team of undergraduate student researchers have made inroads in integrating electronic sensors with personalized 3D-printed prosthetics — a development that could one day lead to more affordable electric-powered prosthetics.
Virginia Tech researchers have been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to study cognitive reasoning and thinking skills for both engineering students and working professional engineers.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1987, Koelling was principal or co-principal investigator on both government and commercial grants and research projects on applications of industrial engineering totaling more than $10 million.
FutureHAUS Dubai, an innovative, interdisciplinary, and ambitious project to design and build a futuristic, modular smart home, is the lone American team competing against 14 other university teams at the Solar Decathlon Middle East in Dubai.
With a $3 million award from the National Science Foundation, Virginia Tech researchers will perform fundamental research to develop whole-body powered exoskeletons for augmenting human performance in industrial use and to understand the dramatic impacts they may have on the socio-technological landscape of jobs.