Research Project Title:
Artificially Intelligent Fabric Computers
abstract:The goal of this project is to design and fabricate computing fibers and fabrics that can sense, process, and store information. The flexibility of fibers would allow computers to take the form of an article of clothing, making them smaller, more portable, and more customizable than current computing devices. These artificially intelligent fabrics have potential applications in medical devices, robotics, and human augmentation. I will be developing software to program microcontrollers that will be embedded in the fibers. These microcontrollers will interface with sensors that can extract sensory information from the body, and this sensor data will be used to uncover hidden bodily patterns through specially designed machine learning algorithms.
I am participating in SuperUROP because it provides a great opportunity to work on a yearlong research project. I have enjoyed learning about microcontrollers and artificial intelligence in the classroom, so I am excited to work on a project that combines the two areas.