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Project Name: ERGO-FLEX Proffesional Multi-tool Harness for Portable Powered Garden Machinery.
Student: Jack Roden
My product addresses some of the ergonomic issues surrounding the use of heavy or awkward professional garden machinery. This equipment is often used for prolonged periods on a daily basis. The implications on back-health and posture have meant a rise in demand for support harnesses in recent years. Unlike any existing product, my design incorporates multi-tool compatibility, while comfort and practicality were also key objectives. This has all been incorporated into a fully engineered, production ready solution.
Project Name: Determining If a Combination of Fundamental Heuristic Building Blocks Can Be Combined to Increase the Strength of AI Techniques in RTS Game Scenarios
Student: Peter Stephen
This project looks into possibility of introducing a combination of personality traits into computer controlled agents depending upon the specific RTS scenario they may encounter. Crucially, the main aim is to discover if each combination of traits significantly diverges in performance to make such a trait based system effective. A testing environment, specifically enhanced to facilitate rapid testing, has been created in the form of a simple Real-Time strategy game. 'Planetary Conquest' utilizes the classic Galactic Conquest game mechanics with several extra features such as production structures and orbital defences. A goal based Real Time Strategy AI has been developed which has the capacity to utilize a selection of traits. Rapid testing has been conducted between these agents and a control to determine the feasibility of a trait based system.
Project Name: 'Using 3D motion capture for sound synthesis'
Student: Marc Richards
Using Leap Motion - a 3D motion sensor, with MAX/MSP - an audio programming language, I have developed a piece of software that allows the user to manipulate grains of sound through hand and finger gestures and without the need for human touch.
Project Name: The Apis Hive
Student: Andrew Mullan
The Apis Hive, is a flat pack beehive designed for hobbyist beekeepers aged from 16-50, ideally living in an urban environment. It provides an extremely habitable environment for honeybees to live (over 40,000 cells) and also aids the user in increasing honeybee numbers. With most of the product being manufactured out of recycled PET, the product is sustaining in more than one way. With human centred design at the heart of this product, making it as easy as possible for the user to operate.
Project Name: Audio Visual Illusions within Film
Student: Jedd Garnier
The aim of this research project was to undertake an investigation into audio-visual perceptions within film and specifically try to investigate and determine whether people can hear the difference between real orchestral music and pseudo orchestral sample music. This was done by writing and recording a new score and implementing them into scenes (between a minute and a minute-and-a-half long) from E.T and Romeo + Juliet (1996) while also creating a brand new sound design for the chosen stimulus.
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Recap - FoDI 2013
Every year, the festival showcases the designs, models and prototypes created by our students as their final year project.View Gallery