• Prof. Hermans receives new NSF CRII award for $175,000!

    Tucker Hermans recently received a new NSF CRII award entitled, “CRII: RI: Enabling Manipulation of Object Collections via Self-Supervised Robot Learning”

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  • Abbott receives $385k NIH grant

    Prof. Jake Abbott receives new $385k NIH grant for telerobotic eye surgery, project titled, "Quantifying the Benefits of Head-mounting in Telemanipulated Robotic Eye Therapies".

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  • Minor receives $1.75M NSF grant

    Prof. Mark Minor and team receives new $1.75M NSF grant for smart helmets, project entitled, "Reducing Traumatic Brain Injury Risk with Smart Collision Detection and Mitigation".

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  • Two new robotics faculty

    Srikumar Ramalingam (School of Computing) and Tommaso Lenzi (Mech. Engineering) will join Utah Robotics Center in January 2017. Dr. Ramalingam's research focuses on developing algorithms using graphical models and discrete optimization methods for perception tasks such as 3D modeling, segmentation, and recognition. Dr. Lenzi's research is the intersection of robotics, control, and biomechanics.

  • Utah Robotics Center Launches

    The University of Utah Robotics Center (UURC), which will be the focus of some of the top research in robotics, has now officially launched.

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  • Lockheed Martin F-35 flight simulator on display in Utah Large Robotics Lab

    New home of mechanical engineering, the Rio Tinto Kennecott Mechanical Engineering Building, hosted Lockheed Martin F-35 flight simulator in the Large Robotics Lab.

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  • 2014 Researcher of the Year -- Jake Abbott

    Based on annual faculty activity report data, as well as proposal and grant data, the Department of Mechanical Engineering is pleased to recognize Prof. Jake Abbott as our researcher of the year.

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  • Utah TreadPort System

    The TreadPort Active Wind Tunnel (also known as the TPAWT) is a unique immersive virtual environment that integrates locomotion interfaces with sensory cues such as visual, auditory, olfactory, radiant heat and wind display.

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  • When it Comes to Robots, Mark Minor says the Future is Here!

    Deseret News: Mark Minor, the University of Utah professor who is developing “smart” shoes for Parkinson’s patients and flying robots to perch in trees and devices to help cars drive themselves, was destined for such work from the start.

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  • Robotics Teams Ready to Rumble

    March 5, 2015 – The student-made robots at this year’s Utah Regional FIRST Robotics Competition won’t just be rumbling. They’ll be recycling. Fifty-three high school teams from 11 states and Canada are competing to see whose robot can stack and sort recyclable materials the fastest.

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  • Utah Students Take a Remote Drive on a "Mars" Rock Yard

    The RoboUtes are an interdisciplinary student organization at the University of Utah. For the past three years, they have participated in the RASC-AL Exploration Robo-Ops Competition.

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  • Utah Robotics Track

    The Robotics Track Program is the second graduate program in robotics in the U.S., with a curriculum that imparts fundamental knowledge about robotics and specific courses in perception, cognition, and action. The program may be taken either in the School of Computing or the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.

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  • Robotics Students Compete in a NASA Sponsored National Robot Competition

    RoboUtes team competed in a three-day national competition at the Johnson Space Center in Texas

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