Supervised Undergraduate Research Projects

 

Dr Karl A. Stol

Department of Mechanical Engineering

University of Auckland

 

2016

 

Prediction of Surface Friction for Two Wheeled Robots

            Henry Conquer & Alexei Yachine

Prize winner at the project display day

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Autonomous Tuning of Multirotor UAVs

            Andrew Alder & Dylan Prole

Prize winner at the project display day

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Multirotor UAV for Tower Inspection

            Logan Porter  & Theo Drissner-Devine

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Skydiver Tracking for Autonomous Filming

            David Robinson & Matthew Young         

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2015

 

Modelling and Control System Design for a Sailing Hydrofoil Catamaran

            Daniel De Mel & Misha Sinner

 

 

Autonomous UAV with On-Board Object Path Following

            Blair Eastwood & Jay Mills

Development of a Free Fall UAV and Recovery System

            Frances Fulton & Ariah Peters

Autonomous Vision Based Station Keeping of a Multirotor UAV

            Andrew Carrell & Morgan McCauley

2014

 

Development of an Autonomous Camera Platform for Skydiving

            David-Reyner How & Bianca Babarich-Bacher

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Slung-Load Control using a QuadCopter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

            James McGregor-MacDonald & Manasvi Narula

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Coordinated Step Ascension of a Two-Wheeled Robot
           
Jeremie Bannwarth & Callum Munster

Awarded Best Paper at the International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications (ICARA), Feb 2015

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Autonomous Railway Following using a Fixed-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

            Chris Jarrett & Karl Perry

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2013

 

Controlled Balance Board for Progressive Ankle Rehabilitation

            Matthew Ogden & Olivia Putnam

Prize winner at the project display day

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Autonomous Line Following of a Fixed-Wing UAV using Onboard Vision Based Navigation

            Hamish Sergel & Allan Graham

Prize winner at the project display day

An On-board Autonomous Object Tracking Control System for a Quadcopter

            Alex Kendall & Nishaad Salvapantula

Prize winner at the project display day

2012

 

Step Ascent Modelling and Control of a Two-Wheeled Robot

            Tracy Chen & Paul Hazelwood

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Autonomous Flight of a Fixed-Wing Aircraft with Line Following

            James Kutia & Keagan Sorell

Yaw and Altitude Flight Control of a Model Jetpack

            Francis Collier & Nicholas Corlett

2011

 

Altitude  and Attitude Control of a Ducted-Fan Jetpack Model

            Michael Robertson & David Mulder

Prize winner at the project display day

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Autonomous Driving in Orchards using Stereo Vision

            Mayura Vivekananda & Llewellyn Johns Sims

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Step Detection and Traversal by a Two-Wheeled Robot
           
Bryn Edwards & Sian Phillips

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2010

 

Low-Cost Optical Flow Sensors for Localisation

            Ronald Chan & Aamir Mulla

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Complex Manoeuvring of an Autonomous Vehicle

            Jinny Kim & Damien Rogers

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Development of a Twin-Rotor Jetpack Model

            Frank Seoc & Ben Xu

Prize winner at the project display day

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Modelling and Control of a Milk Powder Making Process

            Kuun Chiew Ting & Bao Yung Bong

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2009

 

Free-Flight Attitude Control of a Quadrotor

            David Robinson & Jack Farrant

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Low-Cost Sensor Development and System Simulation for a Recreational Hydrofoil

            Timothy Tan & Victor Chiu

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Composite Load Control for Wind Turbines

            Maria Chakiath & Kyle Lazaro

Prize winner at the project display day

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Lateral Control for Vehicle Following using a Robotic Driver

            Daniel Jones & Martin Spencer

Prize winner at the project display day

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Longitudinal Control for Vehicle Following using a Robotic Driver

            Martin Krähling

            Visiting student, Technical University of Hamburg, Germany

 

2008

 

Development of a Two-Wheel Balancing Platform for Autonomous Applications

            Stanley Liew & Vivien Coelho

Description: 2008Vivien&Stanley Description: 2008TwoWheeledRobot

Autonomous Vehicle Following using a Robotic Driver

            Christopher Chamber & Nicholas Wong

 

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Linearisation and multivariable control of wind turbines

            John Lin & David Liu

 

Description: 2008David&John

Evaluation of Multi-Blade Coordinate Transformation for Wind Turbines

            Hans-Georg Moll

            Visiting student, HTWG Konstanz, Germany

 

2007

 

Design and Hybrid Control of a Balancing Robotic Platform

            Sonal Kalra & Dipesh Patel

Prize winner at the project display day

Low-Cost Vision for Vehicle Odometry

            Justin Latimer & James Rae

 

Robotic Driver for Universal Vehicle Dynamometer Testing

            Kezia Lloyd & Xiaobo Xi

2006

 

Robot Driver for Vehicle Dynamometer Testing

            Hazim Namik & Tocky Inamura

Awarded Best Student Paper at the Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ACRA), Dec 2006

Prize winner at the project display day

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Trajectory Tracking Control for Autonomous Ground Vehicles

            Greg MacDonald & Alistair Poolman

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GPS Guided Autonomous Vehicle Incorporating Sensor Fusion

            Nicholas Hong & T.K. Wang

Description: GPSNav_students

Time Optimal Path Planning Algorithms for Non-Holonomic Mobile Robots

            Danny Thomas

            Visiting student, Warwick University, UK

 

2005

 

Two Wheel Balancing Robot

            Linda Kong & Avishek Kumar

 

Description: TwoWheelBot_students Description: TwoWheelBot

Bipedal Robot Locomotion

            Hong Lee & Felix Lun

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Robot Soccer Team for the RoboCup E-League Competition

            Jerry Lam & Ryan Ryu

Prize winner at the project display day

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2004

 

Development of a Real-Time Controller for an Engine Dynamometer

            Ming-Chang Tu & Chen-Yuan (Tony) Wang

Description: Tony&Ming

Real-Time Control of a Mechatronics Control Kit Inverted Pendulum

            Andrew Foster & Johnny Liao

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Automation of Load Dependent Axle Adjustment of a Light Trailer

            Ziad Burjony & Michael Eady