Pedro Henrique Tavares

Research Assistant


Tennessee State University
Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Center of Excellence for Battlefield Sensor Fusion
Tel: 615-830-4597



  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais – PUC-MG   (Aug 2010 – Jun 2016)
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Tennessee State University (Studying Abroad)  (Aug 2013 – Aug 2014)

Professional Experience:

  • Junior Technologist, Celer Biotecnologia – Biomedical Equipment, Belo Horizonte, MG – Brazil (Aug 2010 – July 2013)
  • Volunteer, Robotic Laboratory(GEAR), PUC-MG (Aug 2011 – May 2012)
  • Research Assistant, Intelligent Tactical Mobility Robotics Laboratory (ITMRL), Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee (May 2014 – till date)

Project Scope:                                                                                                                                                              

The scope of this project is focused on development of context-based simulation scenarios of group activities involving multiple functional entities (e.g., humanoids, vehicles, objects) operating in the dynamic environment. Through simulation, behavioral attributes of characters are initially cast and synchronized to demonstrate how typical group activities are occurring in the environment. The software application in this project is called IRIS software, developed at Tennessee State University. IRIS which stands for Intelligent Robotics Interface System offers many utilities for rapid construction and animation of behavior-based activities in the virtual world. Moreover, IRIS provides variety of options for multi-modality sensor data processing and fusion.  Demonstrated in below figures is a modeled camp at a harbor site when many order of group activities are taking place.

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Research Applications:                                                                                        

Developed models can be applied for Battlefield Intelligence, Homeland Security applications, Border Monitoring and many other civilian applications.

Research Advisor:
Dr. Amir Shirkhodaie
Director, Center of Excellence for Battlefield Sensor Fusion
Tennessee State University
Dept. of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd., Nashville, TN 37209
Tel: 615-963-5396

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