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Gumstix Scholar Center

As a leader in hardware design and manufacturing solutions, Gumstix is honored to support over 2,000 research projects in universities and labs around the globe.

Whether it be swarming drones, machine learning applications or your next Raspberry Pi project, Gumstix helps academics and educators carry out their research endeavors. Discover how Gumstix can help your project and explore Gumstix Scholar Projects below.

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Gumstix: The Brains Behind Khepera IV Swarms

Khepera IV Open Source real-life robot swarms have been benchmarked and analyzed by Jorge M. Soares , Iñaki Navarro and Alcherio Martinoli from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland and the Laboratory of Robotics and Systems in Engineering and Science, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon.

Date Added: 08/01/2016.

Search and Rescue

Jin Q. Cui et al, at the National University of Singapore, have used the Overo FIRESTORM COM to build drones that can be used for search and rescue missions in post-disaster situations. Check out their 2016 paper in Unmanned Systems.

Date Added: 04/15/2016.

Low-Cost Swarming

A group of electrical engineers at the Czech Technical University in Prague have recently employed Overo COMs and the Caspa Camera modules in their lost-cost swarming project. Check out Jan Faigl, Tomáš Krajník, Jan Chudoba and Martin Saska's 2013 paper in the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Learn more about how Gumstix supports UAV and MAV research at our blog.

Date Added: 04/15/2016.


Gumstix in Space! Originally created at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and Stanford University's Space Systems Development Lab, CubeSat allows researches to carry our their projects beyond the confines of Earth's atmosphere. The University of North Dakota's OpenOrbiter Small Spacecraft Development Initiative has recently utilized the Gumstix Overo WaterSTORM COM for their CubeSats research.

Date Added: 04/14/2016.

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UAVs, Vision, Machine Learning H. Lee, S. Jung and D. H. Shim, "Vision-based UAV landing on the moving vehicle" 2016 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS), Arlington, VA, USA, 2016, pp. 1-7. Gumstix Verdex Pro 07/22/2016
UAVs, Machine Learning M. Mühlegg, P. Niermeyer, G. P. Falconi and F. Holzapfel, "L1 fault tolerant adaptive control of a hexacopter with control degradation," 2015 IEEE Conference on Control Applications (CCA), Sydney, NSW, 2015, pp. 750-755. Unknown 07/15/2016
Medical, Robotics Kuiken, Todd et al. 2016. Powered and Passive Assistive Device and Related Methods. Overo Air 06/29/2016
Sensors, Machine Learning, RFID Jong-Hoon Kim et al. 2015. "Autonomous pipeline monitoring and maintenance system: a RFID-based approach" EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking December 2015: 1-21. Overo FireStorm 05/16/2016
UAVs, Machine Learning, Robotics Shiyu Zhao et al. 2016. "Vision-aided Estimation of Attitude, Velocity, and Inertial Measurement Bias for UAV Stabilization" J Intell Robot Syst 81: 531–549. Overo FireStorm 05/10/2016
Robotics C. A. Rabbath and N. Léchevin. 2015. "Coverage with a Team of Wheeled Mobile Robots" Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems 78(3): 553-575. Gumstix Verdex Pro Marvell PXA270 05/6/2016
UAV, Robotics Farhad A. Goodarzi et al. 2015. "Geometric Control of a Quadrotor UAV Transporting a Payload Connected via Flexible Cable" International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems 13(6): 1486-1498. Gumstix Overo COMs 05/6/2016
Sensors, Machine Learning Stefan Brink et al. 2016. "An acoustic sensor for prediction of the structural stability of rock" International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences 85: 187-191. Gumstix Basix

Robotics Mahdi Agheli and Stephen S. Nestinger. 2016. "Foot Force Based Reactive Stability of Multi-Legged Robots to External Perturbations" Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems 81(3): 287-300. Gumstix Verdex Pro XM4-BT 05/6/2016
Space, Machine Learning Altinok, A. et al. 2016. "Real-Time Orbital Image Analysis Using Decision Forests, with a Deployment Onboard the IPEX Spacecraft". J. Field Robotics 33: 187–204. Overo Earth Storm 05/01/2016
UAVs, Swarming Arifianto and Farhood. 2015. “Development and Modeling of a Low-Cost Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Research Platform” J Intell Robot Syst 80: 139–164. Overo FireStorm 04/19/2016
Tutorial Jumpnow Technologies, LLC has a tutorial about how to get the Gumstix Pi Dev Kit up and running. Gumstix Pi Dev Kit 04/16/2016

The following academic institutions have used Gumstix products in their research projects.
  • Aachen University
  • Arizona State
  • BCIT
  • Bern University
  • Boston University
  • Brigham Young University
  • California University of Pennsylvania
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Cluj Napoca
  • Drexel University
  • East Stroudsburg University
  • ETH Zurich
  • Florida State University
  • George Mason University
  • Georgia Tech
  • James Cook University
  • Johns Hopkins
  • Julius-Maximilians-Universität
  • Würzburg
  • Mid Sweden University
  • MIT
  • National University of Singapore
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Penn State College
  • Purdue University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Ryerson University
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Southern Lousiana University
  • Stanford University
  • Technische Universität München
  • Texas A&M
  • TU Dortmund
  • UCLA
  • University of Aberstwyth
  • University of Bielefeld
  • University of Braunschweig
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Luebech
  • University of Maine
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of North Dakota
  • University of Portland
  • University of Siegen
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Stuttgart
  • University of Technology of Compiegne
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Western Australia
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Woods Hole