Energy and Motion Laboratory
Kate Gleason College of Engineering  : Rochester Institute of Technology
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The Energy and Motion Lab at RIT is focused on developing new and innovative ways of harvesting and conserving energy.  The methods to generate energy from renewable resources are designed to make a minimal impact on the surrounding environment. The lab was established in 2010 and we are currently focused on the following areas:
  • High altitude wind energy harvesting systems using tethered airfoils
  • Hydrokite: Mirco-hydro power generation system
  • Mechanical energy storage systems
  • Locomotion mechanics
  • Engineering Education
The lab is comprised of undergraduate research students, co-op students and graduate students.  For more information about the current projects please see the following links:

Current Projects:

Hydrokite Power System

Collisionless Rimless Wheel

Low-Cost Windmill Blade Design

Controlable Kites

Engineering Design-Freshman Competition Study

Last updated: July 2014

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