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Localization Using Convolutional Neural Networks, Shannon D. Fong Dec 2018

Localization Using Convolutional Neural Networks, Shannon D. Fong

Computer Engineering

With the increased accessibility to powerful GPUs, ability to develop machine learning algorithms has increased significantly. Coupled with open source deep learning frameworks, average users are now able to experiment with convolutional neural networks (CNNs) to solve novel problems. This project sought to train a CNN capable of classifying between various locations within a building. A single continuous video was taken while standing at each desired location so that every class in the neural network was represented by a single video. Each location was given a number to be used for classification and the video was subsequently titled locX. These ...


Otd 360 Corsa Plate And Pcb Recreation, Patrick Ryan Malapira Jun 2018

Otd 360 Corsa Plate And Pcb Recreation, Patrick Ryan Malapira

Computer Engineering

No abstract provided.


Tracking Eye Movements Over Source Code, Faith Chan Jun 2018

Tracking Eye Movements Over Source Code, Faith Chan

Computer Engineering

No abstract provided.


Home Weather Station, Jarrett William Corr Jun 2018

Home Weather Station, Jarrett William Corr

Computer Engineering

This senior project implements a mobile weather station that can relay weather data to an indoor module with an LCD display. The outdoor module utilizes a temperature, humidity, and pressure sensor to collect atmospheric weather data and a radio transceiver to transmit the data to a display station via radio frequency communications. The indoor station displays the temperature, humidity and time with an LCD display. The indoor station has a settings menu which allows the user to configure the unit of measurement for the temperature and time where the device is located.


Dynamic Video Streaming For Nano Quadcopters, Shane Daniel Kent, Ryan Weideman, Nicholas Kimball Jun 2018

Dynamic Video Streaming For Nano Quadcopters, Shane Daniel Kent, Ryan Weideman, Nicholas Kimball

Computer Engineering

The objective of this project was to develop a system that streams real-time video from a Crazyflie 2.0 nano quadcopter. We discuss the motivation behind the project including applications to swarm robotics and computer vision research. We highlight the initial research and design goals that guided the development of the system such as hardware selection and system specifications. We detail the software and hardware subsystems that we implemented including the video-streaming board, firmware, and video-streaming user application. We examine the performance of the final system and discuss the limitations imposed by the hardware. We conclude by describing future work ...


Plant Identification Using Tensorflow, Kody G. Dangtongdee Mar 2018

Plant Identification Using Tensorflow, Kody G. Dangtongdee

Computer Engineering

Exploring the diverse nature that is available in San Luis Obispo is one of my favorite activities, however, I often am frustrated that I am unable to identify or learn more about the plants that I appreciate. This project is an attempt at using the concepts of neural networks to create an image classifier which can identify plants. Machine learning is one of the biggest topics in computer science at the moment, and its many uses make it a topic that will continue to be researched for a very long time. Convolutional neural networks are a popular realm of machine ...


Skylux Smartphone Controlled Skylight, James A. Green Vi Mar 2018

Skylux Smartphone Controlled Skylight, James A. Green Vi

Computer Engineering

There are numerous electric skylight openers available for purchase for home-use, but the majority of them are remote based, or operated by a wall-unit. Furthermore, these devices are in hard to reach places, so if one were to lose the remote on a remote operated system, the only option is to contact the manufacturer for a new device. As such, my senior project, in collaboration with Colton Sundstrom’s senior project, build upon our existing capstone project in order to allow operation of the Internet of Things (IoT) device over the internet. Our client, Richard Murray, was unsatisfied with the ...


Streaming Mysql Database Activity To Aws Kinesis, Chris I. Voncina Dec 2017

Streaming Mysql Database Activity To Aws Kinesis, Chris I. Voncina

Computer Engineering

No abstract provided.


Real Time And High Fidelity Quadcopter Tracking System, Tyler Mckay Hall Dec 2017

Real Time And High Fidelity Quadcopter Tracking System, Tyler Mckay Hall

Computer Engineering

This project was conceived as a desired to have an affordable, flexible and physically compact tracking system for high accuracy spatial and orientation tracking. Specifically, this implementation is focused on providing a low cost motion capture system for future research. It is a tool to enable the further creation of systems that would require the use of accurate placement of landing pads, payload acquires and delivery. This system will provide the quadcopter platform a coordinate system that can be used in addition to GPS.

Field research with quadcopter manufacturers, photographers, agriculture and research organizations were contact and interviewed for information ...


Daily Dose, Ken H. Yasui, Joey M. Angeja Jun 2017

Daily Dose, Ken H. Yasui, Joey M. Angeja

Computer Engineering

The project goal is to develop a medication and vitamin management device that will sort and dispense pre-configured amounts of pills at designated times . The main clientele of this device is the elderly community with a secondary client base of the general public. The entire system is designed from scratch, powered by US standard line voltage. The main functionalities of the device are the ability to store multiple types of pills and the ability to accurately handle user input and data transfer. The two engineering specifications that were not met included the desired pill pick up rate and dimensions of ...


Multispectral Identification Array, Zachary D. Eagan Jun 2017

Multispectral Identification Array, Zachary D. Eagan

Computer Engineering

The Multispectral Identification Array is a device for taking full image spectroscopy data via the illumination of a subject with sixty-four unique spectra. The array combines images under the illumination spectra to produce an approximate reflectance graph for every pixel in a scene. Acquisition of an entire spectrum allows the array to differentiate objects based on surface material. Spectral graphs produced are highly approximate and should not be used to determine material properties, however the output is sufficiently consistent to allow differentiation and identification of previously sampled subjects. While not sufficiently advanced for use as a replacement to spectroscopy the ...


Slither.Io Deep Learning Bot, James Caudill Jun 2017

Slither.Io Deep Learning Bot, James Caudill

Computer Engineering

Recent advances in deep learning and computer vision techniques and algorithms have inspired me to create a model application. The game environment used is Slither.io. The system has no previous understanding of the game and is able to learn its surroundings through feature detection and deep learning. Contrary to other agents, my bot is able to dynamically learn and react to its environment. It operates extremely well in early game, with little enemy encounters. It has difficulty transitioning to middle and late game due to limited training time. I will continue to develop this algorithm.


Cpu Db Data Visualization, Ruchita Patel, Marek Moreno Jun 2017

Cpu Db Data Visualization, Ruchita Patel, Marek Moreno

Computer Engineering

Given the CPU database from Stanford, we wanted to create something that portrayed the data in a more visually pleasing way. The CPU database website wanted a web page that would allow users to create graphs based on the processor data from the database. The web page would allow users to select different data from the database and create the graphs they wanted to gain insight into the decades of processor data.


Farmbot Rfid Integration, Laura R. Swart Jun 2017

Farmbot Rfid Integration, Laura R. Swart

Computer Engineering

The purpose of this project is to assist the company FarmBot improve their product by adding RFID tracking to the FarmBot robot. RFID tracking will allow the robot to select and pick up tool heads without any user interference.


Underwater Computer Vision - Fish Recognition, Spencer Chang, Austin Otto Jun 2017

Underwater Computer Vision - Fish Recognition, Spencer Chang, Austin Otto

Computer Engineering

The Underwater Computer Vision – Fish Recognition project includes the design and implementation of a device that can withstand staying underwater for a duration of time, take pictures of underwater creatures, such as fish, and be able to identify certain fish. The system is meant to be cheap to create, yet still able to process the images it takes and identify the objects in the pictures with some accuracy. The device can output its results to another device or an end user.


Sublimesurf, Nathan Sfard, Karis Russell Jun 2017

Sublimesurf, Nathan Sfard, Karis Russell

Computer Engineering

Surf conditions change rapidly day to day and location to location, which forces modern day surfers to utilize online forecasts and obtain a detailed knowledge of the places they want to surf. To ease this pain, we are developing SublimeSurf, an iOS application that will keep track of the current surf conditions and allow users to rate aspects of the surf. We plan to use this rating data in combination with surf forecast data available online to notify a user when conditions look favorable, based on their previous ratings. We also intend to mine the data submitted by all users ...


Software Updates To A Multiple Autonomous Quadcopter Search System (Maqss), Jared Speck, Toby Chan May 2017

Software Updates To A Multiple Autonomous Quadcopter Search System (Maqss), Jared Speck, Toby Chan

Computer Engineering

A series of performance-based and feature implementation software updates to an existing multiple vehicle autonomous target search system is outlined in this paper. The search system, MAQSS, is designed to address a computational power constraint found on modern autonomous aerial platforms by separating real-time and computationally expensive tasks through delegation to multiple multirotor vehicles. A Ground Control Station (GCS) is also described as part of the MAQSS system to perform the delegation and provide a low workload user interface. Ultimately, the changes to MAQSS noted in this paper helped to improve the performance of the autonomous search mission, the accuracy ...


Evergreen: A Senior Project, Ashley Grover Mar 2017

Evergreen: A Senior Project, Ashley Grover

Computer Engineering

No abstract provided.


Electronic Deer Warning System, David Zhuo, Anlang Lu Dec 2016

Electronic Deer Warning System, David Zhuo, Anlang Lu

Computer Engineering

Deer-vehicle collisions (DVCs) are extremely dangerous, often injuring or even killing drivers. Unfortunately, this form of automotive accident is commonplace in the United States. According to the NHTSA, DVCs result in 200 human deaths a year.2

Despite these deadly incidents, there currently are no deployed federal or state systems for preventing DVCs. There are many consumer electronic deer deterrent products, but their long-term effectiveness is questionable.3 In fact, there does not appear to be much research into electronic deer deterrent systems. Aside from constant audio output and electric shock, no other means of electronic deterrent exist. Even if ...


Rgb Painting Simulation, Brandon Eng Dec 2016

Rgb Painting Simulation, Brandon Eng

Computer Engineering

No abstract provided.


Teaching The Internet Of Things: Bridging A Path From Cpe329, Steven Han, Rafael Lopez Dec 2016

Teaching The Internet Of Things: Bridging A Path From Cpe329, Steven Han, Rafael Lopez

Computer Engineering

“The ability to connect, communicate with, and remotely manage an incalculable number of networked, automated devices via the Internet is becoming pervasive, from the commercial kitchen to the residential basement room to the arm of the fitness buff.” - WSO2

In this report, we will investigate procedures and technologies used in IoT. A variety of cloud platforms will be described to demonstrate its strengths and usage on IoT applications. Furthermore, demonstrate the most popular hardware being used in several of these applications. This report is aimed to give a good understanding on what it takes to put together an IoT application ...


Senior Project: Control System For An Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle, Tyler Mau, Joseph Mahoney Jun 2016

Senior Project: Control System For An Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle, Tyler Mau, Joseph Mahoney

Computer Engineering

No abstract provided.


Duck Watch: A Smart System For Public Lap Pools, Daniel Griffith, Jill Thetford Jun 2016

Duck Watch: A Smart System For Public Lap Pools, Daniel Griffith, Jill Thetford

Computer Engineering

This paper presents Duck Watch, a proof of concept for a smart swimming pool. With our system, a swimmer will be able to log on to our website prior to leaving his or her house to help them decide if the conditions are favorable to go to a public lap swimming pool. Our system will inform the user of a number of environmental factors such as water temperature, exterior temperature, and humidity, as well as whether or not there are any open lanes currently.


Music Reactive Led Lights, Peter P. Chu Jun 2016

Music Reactive Led Lights, Peter P. Chu

Computer Engineering

This project enhances the user’s music listening experience by not only adding but also synchronizing visuals to the music. The project digitally analyzes music being played back and controls LEDs to give an audio-visual experience. This report describes the materials and knowledge used to create a proof of concept for a wireless and portable music reactive LED lighting system.


Modeling And Python Scripting In Maya For The Animation Short Style, Gilenn Emille G. Collado Jun 2016

Modeling And Python Scripting In Maya For The Animation Short Style, Gilenn Emille G. Collado

Computer Engineering

The computer animation and graphics industry has dramatically improved over the years alongside the growth of technology. This paper discusses how that came about through a specific tool called Maya. It talks about its features and what it can create for you and the world. It also describes how scripting can simplify a job and make more of it. It highlights the effectiveness of the ability to manipulate code to create something amazing.


Slo Dancing, Ryan Moelter, Audrey Bruscia, Matthew Smith Jun 2016

Slo Dancing, Ryan Moelter, Audrey Bruscia, Matthew Smith

Computer Engineering

No abstract provided.


Spectrochet: A Game, Lucas Gnos Jun 2016

Spectrochet: A Game, Lucas Gnos

Computer Engineering

No abstract provided.


Wearable Ekg, Cale Hopkins, Tanner Papenfuss, Travis E. Michael Jun 2016

Wearable Ekg, Cale Hopkins, Tanner Papenfuss, Travis E. Michael

Computer Engineering

No abstract provided.


Observr, Nikhil Ahuja, Jacob Copus, Justin Cellona, Annie Liu, Lucas Toohey, Matt Twohig Jun 2016

Observr, Nikhil Ahuja, Jacob Copus, Justin Cellona, Annie Liu, Lucas Toohey, Matt Twohig

Computer Engineering

According to Superdata Digital Market Research, investors have poured more than $6 billion into the virtual reality market in the last three years, mostly to catalyze application development for virtual reality gaming. In the last decade, watching live streams of other gamers playing video games has skyrocketed, with the world’s largest esports streaming platform Twitch.tv receiving 53 million unique visitors daily. ObserVR intends to package these technologies and change the way users watch multiple 2D video streams in an immersive 3D environment. By accessing our service, a user can embed URLs for existing video streams through our online ...


Hands-Free Computer Interaction Using A Sip/Puff Sensor As A Mouse, Daniel Williams Dec 2015

Hands-Free Computer Interaction Using A Sip/Puff Sensor As A Mouse, Daniel Williams

Computer Engineering

No abstract provided.