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EMU IEEE Robot Team is Ready for Robotex 2018 Competition

EMU IEEE Robot Team is Ready for Robotex 2018 Competition
Published Date: Monday, 19 November 2018

The EMU Student Branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), an organisation with over 430 thousand members in 160 countries including great scientists such as Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison among its founders, paid a visit to EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam. Accompanied by Prof. Dr. Hasan Demirel, EMU Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Chair, the students presented the mind controlled robot project they have recently developed. The EMU IEEE Robotics Team gave a presentation to Prof. Dr. Osam about the robot they developed. About their visit, the EMU IEEE Robotics Team said: “With the support provided by our university this term, we designed a robot from scratch. Despite the greater complexity of the Muse brand brain sensor we used in our new robot, we managed to adjust its movements in accordance with Robotex 2018 Mind Control category standards”.

“We Are Ready to Compete”

The statement given by the EMU IEEE Robotics Team continued: “The electrical brain waves generated over Linux Robot Operating System during different brain functions are detected by the Muse brain sensor, coded by Digital Signal Processing and classified with Artificial Intelligence algorithms. After the classification process, the electrical signals referring to different functions are wirelessly transmitted, enabling the robot to move. The setting we developed operates successfully in accordance with the Robotex 2018 Mind Control category standards. We are ready to compete and we continue our work with great determination”.

“I am Proud of You”

Expressing his satisfaction in the work put through by the EMU IEEE Robotics Team, EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam gave his full support for their participation in Robotex 2018, the biggest robotics competition in the world. After stating that he was proud of the team, Prof. Dr. Osam wished good luck to the EMU IEEE Robotics, whose members have forced the pace in preparing for Robotex 2018 (to be held between November 30th and December 2nd at University of Tartu, Estonia).