New research at Purdue's Center for Brain-inspired Computing Enabling Autonomous Intelligence, or C-BRIC, could direct drones and other robotic devices and machines to do even more through advanced artificial intelligence.
As Hurricane Florence continues a fierce push to the East Coast, Purdue ECE researchers are testing technology to help find victims of natural and man-made disasters. A new online platform called the Social Media Analytics and Reporting Toolkit could help first responders better monitor areas where hurricanes make landfall, thus help people caught in weather-related disasters.
Purdue University researchers have developed a method of sending messages in English by using vibrations on a person’s skin. Prof. Hong Tan and her research group invented the device, which plays a specific vibration that is assigned to a given English phoneme, or the smallest unit of sound, on the user’s forearm.
A new algorithm can track the "health" data of solar panels from anywhere in the world, helping to extend their lifetime. Real-time diagnostics would ultimately inform better panel designs – the cost-saving "treatment" that could prolong lifespan and continue to cut electrical bills.
Purdue University researchers have devised a way to use 3D printers to ensure that medical imaging techniques offer the best performance. The technology from Starfish Engineering LLC was developed by ECE alumnus Brian Bentz and Prof. Kevin Webb.
ECE researchers are investigating ways to harness the bandwidth of light for faster electronics. The Purdue-led team has simplified the manufacturing process that allows utilizing multiple colors at the same time on an electronic chip instead of a single color at a time.
Purdue University researchers have developed transistor technology that shows potential for improving the speed, sensitivity and battery life of computers, mobile phones and other digital devices. ECE research assistant professor Tillmann Kubis is leading the research.
Purdue ECE researchers have engineered yeast "microbreweries" to help hospital lab workers better track their daily radiation exposure, enabling a faster assessment of tissue damage that could lead to cancer.
A Purdue ECE-led effort will eventually make electronic devices faster. Prof. Zubin Jacob and graduate research assistant Saman Jahani have helped develop a new protective metamaterial "cladding," which prevents light from leaking out of the very curvy pathways it would travel in a computer chip.