FURI | Fall 2018

Smart Bike Human-in-the-Loop Control

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Bicycles are used for daily transportation by a large share of the world’s population; however, riding a bicycle may be inconvenient or impossible for persons with disabilities. The goal of the Smart Bike project is to provide a platform for studying the physical interaction between an autonomous bicycle and a human rider, with possible applications in autonomous bike-sharing and rehabilitation. A software and sensor system is developed to integrate input from three sources—the rider, the internal balance and steering controller, and a remote operator—to maintain reliable control of the bicycle under a variety of circumstances.

Student researcher

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Jonathan Bush

Engineering (robotics)

Hometown: Vancouver, Washington

Graduation date: Spring 2020