Thesis Code: 23006

Thesis Type: M.Sc. thesis in Computer Science, Mechatronics, Electronics, Information Technology

Research Domain: Connected Systems & Cybersecurity

– Computer Science or similar background
– Strong knowledge of C++ programming language and object programming
– Good knowledge of data and communication protocols
– Some knowledge in developing Graphic interfaces
– Knowledge of Qt framework will be considered a plus
– Linux OS knowledge will be considered a plus
– Proactive mindset, problem-solving oriented

Indoor localization using UWB (Ultra-Wide Band) technology is a growing research field enabling various aspects of modern technology, like service robotics, augmented reality and warehouse management. To better exploit its potential, a Monitoring and Control Tool (MCT) capable of interacting with a robotic platform and displaying its status is essential. In particular, the MCT will interact with the UWB-based localization system and with other components of the robotic platform (e.g., UAV, UGV) in order to perform specific actions such as the execution of particular manoeuvres.

The aim of this thesis is to develop new features for an existing MCT, developed by LINKS, to enable some new interactions with service robotics and display some new relevant charts. During the thesis, the candidate will collaborate with LINKS researchers (developing other modules of the robotic system), analyse the new features and find the best way to meet their requirements and integrate the outputs into a user-friendly MCT. The candidate will then develop such new features in Qt framework, integrating them with the existing MCT. For example, it might be necessary to use and update the current communication protocol with the localization server following these steps:
• Development of a standalone widget implementing the required functionalities
• Merge the widget into the full MCT
• Porting of the full MCT into a WebAssembly built web application
Each of these steps will be tested in real environment in our Robotics Lab employing UAVs and UGVs.
To better observe the results and evaluate some robotics performance, a comparison with our VICON system, based on infrared cameras, can be used as a ground truth.

Duration: 6-8 months.

Contact: please send a resume with attached the list of exams passed during the Bachelor of Science and Master of Sciences to, and