The University of West Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Group is a student run organization dedicating to AI research and advocacy. The group is open to all UWF students regardless of major or experience. Meetings are held every Tuesday in the AI lab, room 148, building 4.
Project ideas will be finalized. The group will vote for a project. The group will be divided into subgroups based on the project idea and possibly identify the responsibilities of each group.
The AI Research Group meets and works in the AI & Project Lab in the SSE building 4, room 148.
The lab has 6 highly-capable all-in-one desktops, multiple cabinets for storage, a large overhead monitor for presentations, and several workbenches. The lab is also furnished with two iRobot Create robots, a LEGO Mindstorms kit, and a number of IntelliBrain-Bot Deluxe robots.
The AIRG worked on an autonomous tour robot for the 2015-16 year. The overall goal for the project was to create an AI that controls a robot that has the capability to give a wide variety of visitors a tour of the computer science building. The project had two parts and spanned a total of two semesters in order to complete. The first semester had a focus on the planning and implementation of the touring aspect of the robot while researching different computer vision algorithms. In the second semester, students implemented the computer vision algorithms with the robot. From planning to implementation, the project had a secondary objective of giving the students the opportunity to work as a multidisciplinary team to solve a large-scale real-world problem while gaining research experience and a wide range of knowledge and skills. The group presented the current state of the tour bot at the UWF Student Scholars Symposium in April 2016.
We meet at 11:00 AM on Tuesdays in room 148 in building 4. Whether you are passionate about the field of AI or just curious to learn more, we would love to have you.