Our ultimate goal is creating a new approach to researching asphalt concrete by developing new bridge-deck monitoring technologies using machine learning, integrated sensors and smartphone-based augmented reality (AR). Specifically, we will:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
PI Ann Sychterz, head of the Sychterz Modular Adaptive Resilient Transformable Infrastructure (SMARTI) Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is well-versed in bringing structural engineering to life using augmented reality. She built a deployable footbridge in virtual reality to provide users the immersive experience of the feel and behavior of a tensegrity structure pedestrian bridge. The topology from the 1/4 scale “hollow rope” pentagonal tensegrity structure will be used to show engineers capabilities of large-scale real-life tensegrity structures.