High Tech Systems

In this track you will focus on applications of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) and ground robots requiring the integration and development of cutting edge technology and algorithms. Each of these applications requires state-of-the-art technology (e.g., computation, 3D printing, sensing), the application of scientific knowledge of several domains (e.g., robotics, artificial intelligence, motion control, communication systems, computer vision), and an innovative continuous process of improving current and developing new solutions. You are challenged to contribute to this process, right here, right now, in the city of high-tech systems.

The team Firefly from the high tech systems track won the best project award at the 2018 TMC Entrepreneural Experience Event, held on April 19th, 2018. Team Firefly is working towards designing shows with drones, and this was the first event of the team. The concept for this event was quite simple: a show combining lights, music, and the movement of three drones was shown on the screens; only one drone was actually implementing the corresponding trajectory and its position was displayed on the screens, along with the position of two other virtual drones. The team was invited to present this concept by a team from the company TMC working also with drones. They presented a game between a person in the audience and a single drone with LEDs, and shared the space and award with firefly. To know more, please visit http://fireflyeindhoven.nl

Initial phase: joining one of the teams

You will be initially invited to join one of the current projects in order to acquire the skills and the knowledge to work on high-tech systems. You should select the team closest to the high tech systems’ domain you want to work on. Two of the projects were suggested by previous years’ students who created two student teams:

Besides these two projects, a new project will be supported, starting in 2018-2019:

  • Foodfriend: the goal of this project is to use the general purpose Human Support Robot (see figure below) to help feeding (eating and drinking) people with disabilities impeding self-feeding, such as people with cerebral palsy.

Next phase: Innovation

By the start of the second semester of the first year you will have acquired the required knowledge on high-tech systems to start developing your concept. You can either decide to continue in one of the teams and add innovative aspects to the respective project or start your new concept. You will be divided into groups with the required backgrounds to put your new concept into practice. You will have all the support from the TU/e groups and companies to make your project work.

What does it take to do this Honors Academy Track?

Are you fascinated by high-tech systems? Would you like to work in a project requiring knowledge from several domains? Do you want to help to develop a high-tech system in the same region where many of the world’s leading companies first conceived several high-tech systems? Do you dream of having your own innovative idea for a high-tech system? Then this might be just the track for you!

Team Firefly from the high tech systems track wins best project award at the 2018 E3 TMC event

The team Firefly from the high tech systems track won the best project award at the 2018 TMC Entrepreneural Experience Event, held on April 19th, 2018. Team Firefly is working towards designing shows with drones, and this was the first event of the team. The concept for this event was quite simple: a show combining lights, music, and the movement of three drones was shown on the screens; only one drone was actually implementing the corresponding trajectory and its position was displayed on the screens, along with the position of two other virtual drones. The team was invited to present this concept by a team from the company TMC working also with drones. They presented a game between a person in the audience and a single drone with LEDs, and shared the space and award with firefly. To know more, please visit http://fireflyeindhoven.nl/