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!

Drilling mechanism

Design a deep drilling mechanism (~30cm) to recover a soil sample without mixing the different layers.

Laboratory: LMS

mainly for: ENAC, GM, MT

State: available

Antenna Design

Design a reliable yet transportable Antenna for the Control Station (high bandwidth).

Laboratory: MAG

Mainly for: GM, MT, EL

State: to be determined

Structure Simulation

Simulate the Rover navigation and ensure that it can navigate all types of challenging terrains.

Laboratory: to be determined

Mainly for: GM, IC, MT

State: to be determined

Wheels Design

Design the wheels, and choose the right material and shape for optimized sand adhesion.

Laboratory: to be determined 

Mainly for: MX

State: to be determined

Chassis Design

Choose and design a mechamism that allows the Rover to navigate challenging terrains (like the rookie boogie mechanism or shrimp mechanism).

Laboratory: BIOROB

mainly for: GM, MT, Robotics Master

State: taken

Path Optimization

Design and write all the software needed for the Rover to find the best path to the waypoint with given treated data from the cameras (Elevetion Map).

Laboratory: VITA

mainly for: IC, MT, EL

State: taken

Terrain Analysis

Landmark detection and image recognition, be able to transform raw image data into a “map” usable for path optimization, compute 3D representation of the surrounding environment from lidar and camera inputs.

Laboratory: VITA

mainly for: IC, MT, EL

State: taken

Object Recognition

Design and write all the software needed to find specific objects in the field of view of the Rover based on camera feedback. Enable the Rover to detect these objects placed on a control panel to facilitate the manipulations performed on it. Laboratory: VITA

mainly for: IC

State: taken

Life Detection Device design

Determine the best-suited technique to detect life given cost, power and weight limits.

Laboratory: GR-OST

Mainly for: SV, CGC, PH, MT

State: taken

Kalman Filter for arm’s state

Development of a Kalman filter alongside with appropriate sensors to estimate the state of the robotic arm.

Laboratory: LA

Mainly for: IC, MT

State: not yet available

Kalman Filter for rover’s state

Development of a Kalman filter to compute the precise location of the rover.

Laboratory: LA

State: not yet available