June 17, 2024

The Allen Institute for AI (AI2) Project

AI2 was founded in 2014 in Seattle, Washington by Paul G. Allen, philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder, to contribute to humanity through high-impact AI research and engineering. This independent study seeks to explore the design, prototyping, and testing of a mechatronic zipline-style crawler system for which a sensor-based device can collect data from 5 feet off the ground over a distance of 30 meters. The work includes the implementation of a control software for the mechanical system.

  • TECHIN 600 Independent Study (1 credit)
  • John Raiti
  • Full summer term (from June 17 – Aug 16)
  • In-person class (schedule to be determined based on availability of students and instructor)
  • 1-3 students
  • Key deliverables and milestones:
    • Weeks 1-2: Rapid Prototyping of at least 3 sketches of zipline designs each of which need to meet minimum technical requirements
    • Week 3: low fidelity zipline of selected design
    • Week 6: medium to high fidelity zipline
    • Week 9: high fidelity zipline working prototype

Email Jason Evans at jevans15@uw.edu by June 23 to sign up for the course via add code or to ask any questions.