Hovergroup Wiki: The pages here are primarily dedicated to the design, construction, and operation of hardware used within the research group, most notably the HoverGroup Autonomous Kayaks.
Bluefin Robotics HAUV: Find out more about the HAUV at bluefinrobotics.com.
Current NSF Project: Exploration and Exploitation in Actuated Communication Networks
MIT Marine Robotics Team: Visit the MIT MRT website for more information on their projects.
MechE Peer Advising: Get advice from MechE students across various majors and concentrations. These students have a wealth of experiences to share!
Pi Tau Sigma has free tutoring for MechE undergruduates.
ResourcesClick links to download!
Altimetry Dataset - Altimetry data collected by HoverGroup kayak Kassandra in the Charles River Basin, Cambridge MA. August 2012. Rar includes raw datafiles and simple MATLAB script for filtering and viewing data. Refer to README for more information. Size: 6.79MB, 8 files.
TULiP Dataset - Data from Team Underwater Localization and Pursuit experiments, 8-9 July 2013 on the Charles River. Using acoustic ranges and communication, two vehicles jointly estimate the position of a mobile target, and drive to stay in formation relative to it. Three experiments are reported: ideal RF communications, 13-bit mini-packets, and 32-byte FSK0 packets. Data includes target and vehicle navigation, acoustic ranges and packet losses, and TULiP estimate of the target. Refer to the README for further information on the test, hardware used, and a description of the data (.mat format). Size: 963kB, 2 files.
The HoverGroup team has a deep affinity for our watercraft and an equally deep affinity for giving our watercraft meaningful names.
There is Nostrumo, Silvana, Kestrel, and Icarus. Nostrumo has the mustache: