School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics

  • SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, COMPUTING AND MATHEMATICS

    THE TECH SHOW

    Monday 20 May 2019, 13.30 - 16.30 in the JHB Forum 
    Oxford Brookes University 


     
  • WHAT IS THE TECH SHOW 2019

    On 20 May 2019, the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics at Oxford Brookes University is hosting its second annual TechShow of student project work related to a wide range of engineering and computing topics. Last year's topics included projects looking at optimisation for racing cars, vehicle dynamics analysis, a robotic arm capable of human-like movements, aerodynamic analysis, autonomous vehicle control, agent oriented programming, machine learning, game development and many others.

    The School welcomes guests, industry professionals and companies to network with our students. Students will show a variety of work from personal projects to coursework components they are proud. Students look forward to demonstrating the valuable skills they have gained through project work, placements and industry briefs.

    The School offers a distinctive portfolio of professionally accredited undergraduate and postgraduate courses including Mechanical, Motorsport, Automotive, Electronic and Software Engineering, Robotics, Cyber Security, Mathematics and Big Data Analytics.

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  • GET INVOLVED

     

    Are you a student at Oxford Brookes University studying in the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics?

    We are looking for your best projects you have been working on this year that you are proud of! It could be something that you have developed in your final year project, or one of your modules or in your own time we want to show off this to a wide audience ofindustry guests and professionals in Oxford.

    If you have something that you would like to present at our first TechShow then please get in touch with Dr Tjeerd Olde Scheper. This is a great opportunity for you to showcase your work in front of your peers, your tutors, and potential future employers! 

     
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    2018 EXAMPLE PROJECTS

    Christopher Palser-Thorne

    CHRISTOPHER PALSER-THORNE

    An investigation into the feasibility of using 3D printing to manufacture orthotics: the design and validation of a 3D printed Ankle Foot Orthotic

    Orthotics are a critical rehabilitative tool in modern medical practice and physiotherapy, however their design and manufacturing methods are outdated and in some cases counter intuitive. This project investigates the design and manufacturing of orthotics, in particular, an Ankle Foot Orthotic, investigating whether 3D printing is a viable tool to manufacture a bespoke orthotic. By 3D printing an AFO, manufacturing time can be cut down from weeks to a matter of hours or days as well as eliminating a time consuming and sometimes stressful and uncomfortable patient moulding process. This project aims to use design and engineering methodologies to create a valid and viable orthotic to investigate whether orthotics can be 3D printed to conform to industry standards. 

    Victoria Bayliss

    VICTORIA BAYLISS

    Development of a Data Acquisition System for Motorcycle Speedway

    This project describes the design and development of a Data Acquisition System (DAS) that can be retroactively fitted to any existing Speedway motorcycle. The fundamental difficulty currently facing Speedway continues to be the decline in its audience. Technological advances within the motorsport industry have led to various sports adopting systems to provide invaluable data regarding both the user and vehicle. This has become a feat of interest to teams and enthusiasts alike, and potentially contributed to the longevity of motorsports such as Formula 1 and MotoGP. The application of DAS technology is explored with a cost effective Arduino-based system. The development and resultant data validation could subsequently lead to an increase in popularity of the sport, due to an increase in its technical understanding, by ways of improved rider performance in Speedway and other motorsports worldwide. 

    Bio-Mimetic Robot Neck Eddie

    PHD PROJECT BY STEVE BARKER

    Bio-Mimetic Robot Neck Eddie

    The aim of this completed project was create a robotic neck and head that closely represents a human both in form and behaviour and that is capable of engaging in convincing communicative interactions with humans. This is to be achieved through the skills of software, hardware and electronics engineers combined with the observational and creative skills of the artist and the evaluative skills of the psychologist. A significant feature of this project is that it aims to achieve the levels of sensitivity and subtlety in robotic movements that are necessary for creating believable human-like gestures. 

    Receptionist Robot BLU

    RECEPTIONIST ROBOT BLU

    Ongoing final year project, BSc Computing for Robotics Systems

    BLU is a brand new, fully 3D printed robot developed at Brookes. A current final year project investigates its use as a receptionist. The robot should therefore know how to give people directions and other useful information. It could further recognize people and greet them to give a realistic and well-received impression of a human receptionist.  

    Tower-of-Hanoi Buddy Baxter

    TOWER OF HANOI BUDDY BAXTER

    2nd year Robotics System Engineering coursework

    In this project students developed a software system that let the Baxter robot help a human solve the tower-of-hanoi puzzle. The problem requires robotic pointing, computer vision, and artificial intelligence. All these parts and more need to be put together into a system that can smoothly interact with a human by means of speech or gesture. Industry standard software engineering are used to realize this with software.