Previous undergraduate research projects (2007/2008)
There are a few other older projects that I was involved in during my undergraduate career.
I am keen for undergraduates to be involved in research and still maintin some interest in
these projects and would be interested in further groups of students taking them on.
- muCell - Multi-cellular biological modelling (2007-2008)
During 2007/2008 I was involved in muCell, an interdisciplinary research project, undertaken by undergraduates at the University of Warwick, seeking to aid systems biology intuition. The project delivered a modelling and simulation tool for multi-cellular environments aimed at simulating higher-level cellular behaviours based on the interoperation of metabolic dynamics models of cell biochemistry and procedural models of cell structures, such as flagella. Based on these interoperated models muCell is able to simulate spatial properties and behaviours of cells, such as chemotaxis.
Current status May 2009 - I am looking for a student or group of students who are intersted in continuing on work with muCell
Orchard D, Gover J, Herrington L, Lohr J, Stead D, Young C, Kalvala S,
muCell - Interdisciplinary Research in Modelling and Simulation of Cell Spatial Behaviour, Reinvention: a Journal of Undergraduate Research, Volume 2, Issue 1, April 2009
[online version | pdf version | shorter version]
- Reactive Robot Navigation and Control (2007)
During the summer of 2007 I carried out a month long project working on the robot designed and built at the Department of Computer Science, at the University of Warwick. This research project was funded by the Warwick URSS (Undergraduate Research Scholarship Scheme). During the project reactive programming, robotics navigation, and control, where explored by the students involved, and we did a large amount of work on the low-level control and sensing systems of the robot, particularly in developing the sensor controllers and APIs.
Current status as of 2008 - Currently a new group of undergraduates is working on the robot for their 4th year project 2008-2009. Hopefully in the second quarter of 2009 we will be able to assimilate all their information and resources into a new website for future students to use.
Current DCS Mobile Robotics Research page