For its senior capstone project, a team of engineering students developed a program using Google Glass. The students say it could help memory-impaired individuals identify people they come in contact with and perform daily tasks.
When professor Dave Kaeli approached them about entering a supercomputer competition, electrical and computer engineering students Neel Shah and Tushar Swamy had zero experience in the task at hand. “I […]
Emergency relief attempts often suffer due to problems with the radio spectrum rescuers use to communicate with one another. A team of engineering students developed a device to help change that.
Electrical and computer engineering capstone students were inspired by the movie Iron Man in their development of goCAD, a program that allows users to manipulate virtual objects with nothing but a swipe of their hand.
4:16pm: The awards are in! First place: Page Turner Second place: ICD and 4G^2 Third place: TRAQ and goCAD Peoples’ Choice: ICD 3:44pm: Time to breathe and my fingers hurt Well, the ECE capstone presentations are […]
Professor Ahmed Busnaina’s method of directed assembly is faster, cheaper, and more versatile than traditional 3-D printing. What does it mean? Could $10 iPhones and tissue engineering breakthroughs be just the tip of the iceberg. Photo by Mary Knox Merrill.
Applications like invisibility cloaking can’t be realized until the metamaterials that enable them are operable at a range of frequencies. New research from associate professor Hossein Mosallaei could lead to this possibility.
Engineers are good at tracking things. That’s according to Northeastern graduate student, Sarah Brown. As a fellow of Draper Laboratory in Cambridge, Brown is collaborating with researchers at both Draper […]
Northeastern, partner institutions and state officials unveiled the $165 million center, which provides a central resource for New England to focus on green technologies and high-performance computing.
Researchers at Northeastern’s Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing have developed a new device that could dramatically reduce the cost of microchips, which play integral roles in our high-tech society.
When you pluck a banjo string, you trigger a vibration that resonates at a frequency unique to the geometry and material of the string. We can distinguish that frequency as […]
Northeastern student-researchers have designed a self-sustainable motorized bicycle that requires no input other than human pedal power.
Electrical and computer engineering students developed new software for a remote-controlled helicopter and then modified it to make the hovering device easy to transport.
The first-place winners in this spring’s electrical and computer engineering capstone competition designed an eye-controlled robotic arm allowing paraplegic patients to feed themselves.
Edmund Yeh, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Northeastern whose work aims to improve mobile and Internet communication, is working in Munich this summer through his Humboldt Research Fellowship.
Electrical and computer engineering researchers will develop a real-time monitoring application for smart-grid system that uses renewable energy sources, such as wind and sunlight.
Student-researchers have created a roving robot named WiLU that may be able to locate and rescue victims of natural disasters.
Engineering undergraduates construct a microscope that can simplify and speed up the diagnosis of skin cancer
In senior capstone project, engineering students apply eye-tracking technology to design a robot that can help the disabled with household tasks
Engineering students develop a brainwave-control system for piloting a simulated airplane — and corporate and government researchers are interested
For engineering capstone project, Northeastern seniors develop an energy-control device that can automatically cut off power to low-priority appliances, and possibly help utilities avert blackouts
Engineering students win capstone design competition with voice-operated wheelchair that can avoid potential danger, even when the operator doesn’t detect it
Internet attacks offer intriguing research challenges for new professor, who will look at the user’s role in creating vulnerabilities