I hear a lot about the smart grid today. Between power usage information gathering, appliance scheduling to lower peak demand, and the reaction of the consumer to these things there would certainly be plenty to work with there. I have also been considering trying to make a phased array microphone as a Senior project next year, but there is certainly enough there for a Masters Thesis as well. There was a demo of a phased array microphone that was placed at the top of a basketball arena and allowed the user to pinpoint where in the arena they wanted to listen to. This not only brings up a lot of technical topics but privacy ones as well.
My biggest interests are in mobile robotics which is where my assitantship is in currently. The big issue I have with this area is my programming ability is pretty basic but I am willing to to learn. My professor suggests doing alot of reading to help narrow down a topic. Any suggestion on journals that I should look through?
Academics is not my strong point. Give me something hands on over anything academic any day.
my professor he suggested that I do a major project instead.