Part of the Central Engineering group, the Hardware Lab provides electro-mechanical engineering and prototyping development to support Microsoft research priorities. The following are examples of a few of our projects:
Project Premonition aims to detect pathogens before they cause outbreaks. It uses the animal pathogen data from mosquitoes that are captured in autonomous mosquito traps. Our team designed V1 – V3 prototypes for the mosquito traps as well as designed and built the environmental mosquito chamber.
Microsoft Soundscape is a research project that explores the use of innovative audio-based technology to enable people, particularly those with blindness or low vision, to build a richer awareness of their surroundings. We helped design and build a remote control circuit board.
Spatial Audio is a project about creating a 3D audio experience using headphones. We designed and manufactured three 64 channel spherical microphone arrays with integrated 360 video cameras and 360 degree audio.
- Todd Jurgensen
- Teresa LaScala
- Sokunthea Neang
- Lex Story
- Song Vong
- Aiwu Yue