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Principal Investigators: Dr Bryan Hennelly / Professor Tomás Ward / Professor Séan McLoone / Dr Rudi Villing / Professor John Ringwood
Brain Computer interface / Raman Spectroscopy for Bladder and Prostate cancer diagnostics and multi component blood analysis /Cellular imaging using 3D holographic microscopy with nanometre resolution.htm
Signal Processing: Fast and Accurate Calculations of Cohen-Class Distributions and Applications / Mobile EEG Monitoring / Non-contact Actigraphy Based Sleep Monitoring /Daily Activity Monitoring and Intervention in a Smart Home Environment
Modelling & Control Systems: Modelling of Blood Pressure Control Systems in the Body / Modelling patient-robot interaction dynamics (Game Theory)
The research domain covered by the Dynamics and Control Group covers the broad area of dynamical systems science, considering 'systems' as collections of components and using the techniques of problem abstraction, analysis and design to improve our understanding of such systems and to, in many cases, alter the system behavior. Mathematical modeling forms an important part of the problem abstraction phase, and this involves the development of expertise and collaboration with practitioners in many disciplines, including the many disciplines of engineering, chemistry, biology, physics and the social sciences.... for more information please contact one of the following researchers:
Prof. John Ringwood
Dr. Seamus McLoone
Dr. Sean Doherty
Radio and Wireless Communication is focused on the use of information, computing and communications technologies to address challenges arising from our increasingly complex world - our communications and technology driven environment and the impact on our personal lives. Our area of expertise is in electronic and software systems, wireless communications and in data mining, knowledge extraction and cognition. As a group, we wish to blend focused basic research with a systems perspective that drives cross-disciplinary developments, essential in tackling the new challenges arising from the need for a more sustainable, knowledge-driven society.
Innovation, and the transfer of the knowledge gained from our research, is a fundamental principle for the Institute. A key element of achieving this is the construction of demonstrators and experimental platforms for demonstrating our achievements. We welcome engagement with all companies, local and international and we have demonstrated success in transferring knowledge and technology to assist new startup companies and product development.
Radio and Wireless Communications endeavors to highlight existing research activities and work towards enhancing collaboration and a multi-disciplinary approach to research at Maynooth University. We also have a mission to support the existing productive culture for commercially relevant innovation, successful knowledge transfer, assisting local industry and commercialising research outputs.
RADIOSPACE - National radio test facility based at Maynooth University
RadioSpace, a new national radio test facility, located at Maynooth University, is among 21 exemplary research projectsto be funded by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Science Foundation Ireland.
The Future of Networks
Dr Ronan Farrell, head of RadioSpace and the SFI CONNECT Centre at Maynooth University, believes 5G will not arrive as fast or as easily as people think.
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Robotics is the large multi-disciplinary branch of engineering and science focused on robots and their interactions with the world. Robots vary in their degree of autonomy (ability to operate without human control or intervention) and their support for collaboration/cooperation with people and other robots. In the Electronic Engineering department we largely focus on autonomous robotics and we collaborate actively with colleagues in Computer Science in this activity. Many of the robot systems we work with include artificial intelligence (AI) components, but the main distinction between a robot and AI is that a robot operates in physical world and interacts directly with this world and the people in it via sensors and actuators. This presents many interesting problems that do not exist for pure software AI systems.
We have recently been awarded a Science Foundation Ireland Infrastructure grant to develop a multi-application mobile and collaborative research laboratory and this will be home to a mobile manipulator service robot and a collaborative robot in addition to existing robot platforms we have. Our areas of interest in this laboratory include human robot interaction, collaborative robotics, the control and behaviour of robots for Ambient Assisted Living and mobile handling in indoor environments, and multi-robot coordination amongst other areas. We are particularly interested in applying machine learning and adaptive techniques to develop robots that are more robust and flexible in the face of dynamic environmental conditions.
Additionally, we have been looking at high performance, low-latency, high reliability communications for UAVs and autonomous vehicles (air and sea). This includes self-adaptive robotic systems for tracking systems and robust communication systems. We are collaborators in the recently launched U-Flyte SFI-funded strategic partnership researching innovative U-Space/UTM solutions for drone operations & applications.
Electronic Engineering and Computer Science departments have also collaborated to field a RoboCup Standard Platform League robot soccer team since 2009 using humanoid Softbank NAO robots. We use this platform to explore multi-agent behaviour and the implementation of real-time intelligent systems on a constrained embedded computer platform. For more information about any of our Robotics activities please contact one of our principal investigators.
Principal Investigators: Dr Rudi Villing and Professor Ronan Farrell