Embedded Systems and Autonomous Robotics Lab 



Welcome to the Embedded Systems Lab! We have a long history of university/industry collaboration with companies like Frontline Test Equipment, iRobot, Zapata Engineering, Emerson, Renesas, and National Instruments. Graduated students currently work in embedded systems jobs at Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, Intel, General Dynamics, Dematic, Seagate, and The Mathworks. The lab director, Professor James Conrad, has over 25 years of experience in the embedded systems field, in academia, and at IBM, Ericsson/Sony Ericsson, and several start-ups.



img_6938  img_6921  img_6922


Areas of Expertise:

• Microcontroller/microprocessor-based systems design (TI, Atmel, Renesas, Microchip, Cypress, Xilinx, others)

• Embedded systems software development and testing

• Sensor development and use, including wireless sensor networks

• Autonomous robotics – design, assembly, sensing, actuation, control, and path planning



• 500 square-feet of indoor lab space, 500 square feet of garage lab space, two Faraday cages

• Oscilloscopes, functions generators, digital multimeters, DC power supplies

 • Computing systems and software compilers

• Microcontroller/microprocessor development boards

• Sensing, actuation, and wireless devices

• Prototyping machines and tools (board etching/milling machine, commercial soldering stations, drill press, jigsaw, 3-D microscope)

• Mobile robotics platforms (commercial: National Instruments DaNI robots, GEARS vehicles, iRobot Roomba and Creates, drones/quadrotors; custom: pipe-crawler, telepresence, wheeled).

img_6933   img_6934   img_6923

For more information on  the Embedded Systems and Robotics Lab or for more information on research projects under Dr. Conrad, click here. For more information on Dr. James M. Conrad click here.