Six-legged first responders who can locate you in the rubble – brought to you by ECE.
Who would’ve thought that releasing a swarm of biobot cockroaches would be a good thing? What if we fit them with electronic backpacks to control their movements, analyze their surroundings, and communicate with aerial drones to find survivors in collapsed buildings?
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Three NC State ECE faculty members are 2019 recipients of fund awards from Chancellor’s Innovation Fund as they develop microneedle patches and fast chargers for electric vehicles.read more
NC State will be the first university in North America to establish an IBM Quantum Computing Hub as part of the global IBM Q Network, a collaboration of top Fortune 500 companies, universities and research labs working with tech powerhouse IBM to advance quantum computing.read more
New research from North Carolina State University's Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering offers insights into how far and how fast cyborg cockroaches - or biobots - move when exploring new spaces. The work moves researchers closer to their goal of using...read more
Researchers from NC State, including the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have developed a wearable, wireless sensor that can monitor a person's skin hydration for use in applications that need to detect dehydration before it poses a health problem....read more
Researchers at North Carolina State University's Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering have developed a combination of software and hardware that will allow them to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and insect cyborgs, or biobots, to map large, unfamiliar...read more
Researchers from North Carolina State University’s Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering have developed an energy-efficient technique for accurately tracking a user’s physical activity based on data from wearable devices.read more