Nemo is a robotic "fish on wheels": it has three wheeled segments connected by two motorized (and instrumented) joints, controlled by an Atmel microcontroller prototyping board. Although its wheels are not driven, it can move quite effectively using a skating/swimming motion.
Your mission - should you choose to accept it - is to make Nemo as agile, efficient, and reactive as possible. What is the best motor torque profile for driving Nemo forward at a given speed? To answer this question, you would:
To be considered for this project you should have good knowledge of Newtonian mechanics and dynamics, solid programming skills, and enjoy working with hardware.