The Lab for Artificial Intelligence and its Applications @ Coppin State University

LAIA celebrates 4 years!

HAPPY 4TH ANNIVERSARY

LAIA celebrates its 4th Anniversary with some amazing accomplishments and a few awesome projects in progress:

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Dr. Hatley with students

  1. Dr. Hatley, LAIA’s PI, is approved for promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure.
  2. LAIA wins funding from NSF HBCU-UP, in collaboration with Howard University, Winston-Salem State University, and Morehouse College

CURRENT RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS UNDERWAY:

Although now working remotely (staying home and safe due to the widespread pandemic caused by #covid-19), students are making great progress on the following projects:

  1. BmoreClean
  2. Culturally Relevant Elementary School Math Education Learning Technology Project (video games & intelligent tutors)
  3. Chatbot based on Artificial Intelligent

Prince G. assembled the GoPiGo and is ready to apply Google Cloud

Prince Makes Progress with his GoPiGo Robot!

Prince has been working diligently since Spring Break on the GoPiGo Robot project.  He has progressed the farthest out of all the students that have attempted this project.  Before starting to build the robot, he learned a bit about linux.  Now that the robot is build, he is ready to explore the Google Cloud Vision API.  The next step is to add the GoPiGo camera so he can program it to achieve it’s goal – which is to detect a face and the emotion the face is making.

This blog posts also appears on www.coppincs.com

Stanford Intelligent Systems Lab - Pulling Drone

Has Stanford’s Intelligent Systems Lab Solved Our Rooftop Garden Robotics Project’s Problem


Many of you may remember that the original design of our Rooftop Garden Robotics project included a drone to be used to carry the garden’s harvest from the roof to the ground.  You may also remember the day we attempted to test this from the Penthouse of STC using a Phantom 4, a plastic hanger, and a small payload (a few small rocks in a plastic container).  The initial attempt forced us to remove the small payload because it was to heavy – leaving only the plastic hanger.

Well, let me just tell you – Lawrence spent a great deal of the afternoon chasing the drone in the yard space between STC and HHSB (two buildings on campus across from one another).  He may even have chased it into the parking lot.  It was a mess.

We realized then that drones couldn’t carry much weight.  Since drone design wasn’t a focus of this project, we switched the drone portion of the project for a pulley system! (Don’t laugh! :))

Well, it seems Stanford’s Intelligent Systems Lab may have helped design/create a drone that will pull weight 40 time their weight. Hmmm… Interesting…  What do you think?