Polytechnic research awards - October 2018

Funded research awards for October 2018. Bolded names are Purdue Polytechnic faculty or staff; starred names are the principal investigators.

  • A Fundamental Theory for Dexterous Surgical Skills Transfer to Medical Robots
    Investigator(s): Juan Wachs**, Richard Voyles, Vaneet Aggarwal, Dan Goldwasser; Sponsor: U.S Department of Defense; Total $1,285,500; Polytechnic: $128,550
  • MakerMinded in Indiana: Connecting to and Engaging the Next Generation of Manufacturing Leaders
    Investigator(s): Michael Ursem**; Sponsor: American Lightweight Materials MF Inst.; Polytechnic: $90,000
  • Project #5: Safety Analysis for General Aviation
    Investigator(s): Karen Marais**, Brian Dillman; Sponsor: Federal Aviation Administration; Total $63,465; Polytechnic: $31,732.50
  • Excavation Training in Construction Utilizing Extended Reality (XR)
    Investigator(s): James Jenkins**, Wan Ju, George Takahashi; Sponsor: Occupational Safety and Health Administration; Total $75,000; Polytechnic: $25,500
  • Development of an Integrated Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Validation Center
    Investigator(s): Robert Connor**, John Mott, Ayman Habib; Sponsor: Indiana Department of Transportation; Total $25,000; Polytechnic: $6,250
  • Investigation of Strategic Deployment Opportunities for UAS
    Investigator(s): Sarah Hubbard**, Bryan Hubbard; Sponsor: Indiana Department of Transportation; Polytechnic: $89,143
  • RoSe-HUB Membership
    Investigator(s): Richard Voyles**; Sponsor: Industry Partner; Polytechnic: $15,000
  • Development of an Integrated VR Interface Manager Program Using VRPN IO-mappings
    Investigator(s): Eric Matson**; Sponsor: Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials; Polytechnic: $35,000

**Indicates principal investigator

Total Polytechnic awards = $421,175.50