Semester and Master Project

You will find here a list of current semester/master projects. If a project catches your attention, don’t hesitate to contact us at info@epfl-xplore.ch, even if it is not yet confirmed!

IP64 compliance

Allow the Rover to be humidity and dust resistant.

Laboratory: BIOROB

mainly for: MT, GM, RO

State: Available

Mission Concept Design

Develop the Concept of operations of a polar and lunar Rover mission.

Laboratory: eSpace

Mainly for: GM, MT, space minor

State: Taken

ML: Lidar Odometry

Train a model to estimate the position of the Rover only using the 3D point cloud (dataset given).

Laboratory: VITA

mainly for: IC, MT, RO

State: Taken

ML: Stereo Camera Odometry

Train a model to estimate the position of the Rover only using the 3D point cloud (dataset given), but this time using a stereo camera.

Laboratory: VITA

mainly for: IC, MT, RO

State: Taken

Short Time Reinforcement Learning

Train the Rover to be able to handle complex terrains just using internal sensors.

Laboratory: VITA

mainly for: IC, MT, RO

Note: Possible for 2 students

State: Taken

Rover Curiosity Behavior

Handle the behavior of the Rover when faced with an incomplete map.

Laboratory: VITA

mainly for: IC, MT, RO

State: Taken

Automatic manipulation

Develop the software to autonomously approach, grasp and bring onboard an object detected in the arm camera field of view (inverse knematics model given).

Laboratory: TBD

mainly for: IC, MT, RO

State: Pending

Signal Tracking

Design a signal tracking system for uniderectional antenna (design +implementation).

Laboratory: TBD

mainly for: IC, MT, EL

State: Pending

System Engineering

Perform the job of a system engineer (SE) on a space mission and develop Manufacturing, Integration, V&V and Testing plans for a rover project.  

Laboratory: eSpace

Mainly for: Space minor

State: Taken

Power & Thermal Management

Design a reliable circuit to power all subsystems onboard a Rover and develop strategies to limit heating.

Laboratory: PEL

Mainly for: EL, MT

State: Taken