This spring, Trevor Carlson, a senior computer science major from Berlin, is a student research assistant in the engineering technology department. He’s worked with a mobile robot called a Qbot, made by a company called Quanser Inc., that was purchased in 2020. Carlson installed and configured the software to make it operational. He conducted a series of lab experiments to check whether the Qbot performed as specified by the manufacturer and the results of his work will be presented at UW Oshkosh’s Celebration of Scholarship & Creative Activity later this month.
“He created a detailed guideline on how to use the Qbot,” said Ahmed Nasif, an associate electrical engineering technology professor who’s worked with Carlson on the project. “This paves the way for future student researchers, who can get hands on experience using the Qbot to learn about mobile robot kinematics, autonomous mapping, remote sensing and navigation.”