The Transformable HOvering Rotorcraft (THOR) is a novel and unique hybrid Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) that combines the range and speed of a horizontal fixed-wing platform with the hovering and manoeuvrability of a rotor-wing.
Designettes are glimpses, snapshots, small-scale, short turnaround and well-scoped design problems that provide a significant design experience. By fusing a competitive element, it can provide a refreshing and stimulating avenue for students to comprehend abstract concepts.
Passive magnetic fields can be harnessed to provide safe, tether-free and real-time localization and confirmation of Nasogastric tubes inside the human body, thereby eliminating the need for unnecessary radiographic exposure through current X-Ray confirmation.
Dr Foong Shaohui is an Associate Professor in the Engineering Product Development (EPD) pillar at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2011.
My current main research focus are designing innovative, high performance localization technology & systems through intelligent harnessing of passive magnetic fields, and dynamic analysis, sensing, control and development of novel robotics and unmanned platforms using design principles.
Teaching, in addition to research, is an important lifelong endeavour for engineering educators and faculty. It encompasses the conventional role as an effective disseminator of knowledge in the classroom environment as well as the more challenging responsibility of technically and ethically guiding students.