Super State Racer
The Super State Racer is IEEE’s EV poised to develop enhancements to the current state of the automotive industry. The project’s hybrid energy storage system combines lithium batteries and ultracapacitors in an attempt to make the vehicle more efficient and limit the effects of degradation on the battery cells. Through the conversion of a combustion go-kart, this project bridges various disciplines in electrical design, software integration, control systems, and mechanical enhancements to turn what’s old into the new. Following the current model’s proof of concept validation, the SSR team will be developing an industry-grade vehicle to race in future competitions and continue to advance the industry’s technology further.
Team Lead: Alexander Parady
Contact: Reach out to Alex through the IEEE UCF discord
Meeting Schedule: To Be Announced soon!
Autonomous Disinfection Robot
The pandemic has significantly affected our daily lives worldwide, and we want to lend our resources and expertise to the fight against COVID-19 and other viruses. That is why we have partnered with IEEE Region 3 and the Office of Undergraduate Research to design and produce a robot that can sanitize high-contact surfaces.
The robot works using Ultraviolet Type-C (UVC) radiation, which affects the DNA and RNA of viruses and bacteria to render them harmless. We will be able to disinfect all of the surfaces in a room in mere minutes as the robot autonomously traverses the room using sensor data and a navigation algorithm. The robot’s mechanical design will allow it to maneuver around tight spaces to ensure that no surface is left behind!
A multidisciplinary project like this requires a diverse team of researchers in computer science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, power, physics, and biomedical science.
The project’s scheduled completion date is Spring 2023, at which point the robot will be donated for use in the UCF Health Services Clinic on the university’s campus!
Team Lead: John Gierlach
Contact: Reach out to John Gierlach over discord
One of IEEE UCF’s long-standing projects, Phantom Arms, has been a beginner-friendly way to bring in new engineers to work hands-on with experienced mentors. This past year, we have implemented mechanical, electrical, and foundation improvements and are now looking to install Bluetooth control of the arm and implementing added mobility. Some short-term goals for this project include playing party games with the arm, performing rudimentary tasks for the controller, and analyzing objects using machine learning. Our most ambitious long-term goal involves creating a haptic glove to control the movements!
Team Lead: Matt
Contact: Reach out to Matt on Discord.