• Dr. Haohan Zhang joins University of Utah Robotics Center

    Haohan Zhang joins the Robotics Center and the Department of Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University. He is the director of the Utah Wearable Robotics Lab.

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  • Prof. Lenzi Receives 2020 NSF CAREER Award

    The project is titled “Bio-inspired Multi-joint Design and Control for Efficient and Lightweight Wearable Robots”

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  • Prof. John Hollerbach receives the 2020 IEEE RAS George Saridis Leadership Award in Robotics and Automation

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  • Dr. Daniel Drew will join University of Utah Robotics Center

    Dr. Drew will be joining the Robotics Center and the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering from a postdoctoral research position in mechanical engineering at Stanford University.

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  • Dr. Alan Kuntz joins University of Utah Robotics Center

    Alan Kuntz will be joining the Robotics Center and the School of Computing from a postdoctoral research position in mechanical engineering at Vanderbilt University.

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  • Profs. Minor and Hollerbach receives $500K NSF grant

    The project is titled, "CHS: Small: Large Workspace Haptic Interaction for Mixed Reality Locomotion Interfaces"

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  • Prof. Lenzi receives $600K NSF NRI grant

    The project is titled, "Muscle Ultrasound Sensing for Intuitive Control of Robotic Leg Prostheses"

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  • Abbott, Kong, Leang and Monson receive $2M NSF EFRI Award

    Project tile: “EFRI C3 SoRo: Magneto-electroactive Soft, Continuum, Compliant, Configurable (MESo-C3) Robots for Medical Applications Across Scales”.

    Project in collaboration with R. Rajamani of Univ. of Minnesota and O. Pak of Santa Clara Univ..

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  • Prof. Lenzi receives $972K DoD CDMRP grant

    The new grant is titled, “Motorized Hip Orthoses to Improve the Gait Ability of Transfemoral Amputees”.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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School of Computing

The School of Computing (until 2000 the Computer Science Department) at the University of Utah has a long history of distinguished faculty and alumni who have made substantial contributions to research and industry.
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Dept. Mechanical Engineering

The Mission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering is to cultivate an environment through teaching, research and service that fosters the technical, critical thinking and communication skills necessary for students and faculty to contribute to the engineering progression and the well-being of society.
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University of Utah

The University of Utah, is a public coeducational space-grant research university in Salt Lake City, Utah. As the state's flagship university, the university offers more than 100 undergraduate majors and more than 92 graduate degree programs.
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