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Michael W

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


Electrical/mechanical engineering, robotics, neuroscience of memory and sensation, control systems, and locomotion

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Automated Bird/bat feeder

This feeder detects the presence of flying animals and once the animal lands on the feeder, it automatically dispenses food. It will also record a short video when the animal is flying up to the feeder. This can be used for monitoring animals during research as well as gain insight into their flight/perching behaviors when coming to eat.

Coding skills

Matlab, C/C++, python, PLC coding.

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