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The U.S. is ramping up its drone technology and manufacturing capacity for national security, defense, civilian, and commercial purposes, such as surveillance and package delivery. In 2019, Northeastern welcomed research collaborator AeroVironment to its Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and built a 3D printing and electronics lab to company specifications. Researchers now pool their expertise in AI, machine learning, and materials to develop drone prototypes.
Northeastern behavioral scientist Matthew Goodwin, working with MaineHealth clinical scientist Matthew Siegel at Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook, Maine, has devised an AI-powered wristband to monitor stress levels in young adults with severe autism. The device—now being tested with help from hospital patients—predicts patients’ aggressive outbursts, giving caregivers time to soothe them and ensure everyone’s safety.
Battery-powered wireless devices are invaluable for monitoring livestock, water meters, smart grids, and bridges in rural areas. To authenticate these devices—and ensure they won’t be mimicked by adversaries—faculty members at Northeastern’s Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things are working with InterDigital to develop radio frequency fingerprinting methods that function on reduced power.
Our faculty and student researchers solve global challenges in health, sustainability, and security. Their discoveries answer the needs of industry, academia, and government.
To solve a challenge—or turn an idea into reality—contact us. Our expertise is broad, ranging from experiential AI, nanoscience, and coastal sustainability to supply chain management. We can help you develop new technologies and even launch new ventures.