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Prof. Jake Abbott receives new $385k NIH grant for telerobotic eye surgery

Prof. Jake Abbott receives new $385k NIH grant for telerobotic eye surgery

Project title: Quantifying the Benefits of Head-mounting in Telemanipulated Robotic Eye Therapies Many of the up-and-coming therapeutic protocols in ophthalmology are technically difficult, near or beyond the limits of human ability, and are being attempted by only a few surgeons. Surgeon hand tremor combined with patient movement due […]

Accepted 2017 ICRA papers by Utah Robotics Faculty and Students

The following papers by Utah Robotics faculty and students were recently accepted to the 2017 ICRA:P. Sabetian and J. Hollerbach, “A 3 Wire Body Weight Support System for a Large Treadmill”, IEEE Int. Conf. Robotics and Automation, 2017, to appear.J. J. Abbott, J. B. Brink, and B. Osting, […]

Prof. Mark Minor receives new $1.75M NSF grant for smart helmets

Prof. Mark Minor receives new $1.75M NSF grant for smart helmets

Project title: Reducing Traumatic Brain Injury Risk with Smart Collision Detection and MitigationThe goal of the project is to reduce the risk of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) through smart technology that collects sensory data to predict and characterize impacts in real-time, optimizes protective mechanisms based on impact […]

Open position in Design and Manufacturing (including robotics and automation systems)

Mechanical Engineering – Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Design and Manufacturing (including robotic and automation systems)Candidates with research interests and expertise in design and/or manufacturing are encouraged to apply. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: additive/advanced/novel/sustainable manufacturing methods and processes, engineered materials, compliant/soft systems, micro/nanosystems, robotic and automation […]

Jake Abbott’s group publishes in IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems and IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters

Jake Abbott's group publishes in IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems and IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters

Jake Abbott’s group publishes two new research papers, one on how humans interact with robots designed for precision tasks such as microsurgery and another on localizing magnetic capsule endoscopes inside the human body.In their new paper “Human Velocity Control of Admittance-Type Robotic Devices With Scaled Visual Feedback of […]

Postdoctoral Position Available in Aerial Robotics Based Chemical Source Detection and Localization

Postdoctoral Position Available in Aerial Robotics Based Chemical Source Detection and Localization

A postdoctoral position is available in aerial robotics based chemical source detection and localization at the DARC Lab, University of Utah Robotics Center.  Applicants should have a PhD in engineering (e.g., mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, etc.) or computer science, with a strong background in robotics and autonomous systems, specifically motion planning (including […]

Prof. Tucker Herman’s and colleagues’ IROS 2016 paper accepted

Prof. Tucker Herman's and colleagues' IROS 2016 paper accepted

Prof. Tucker Hermans paper entitled, “Active Tactile Object Exploration with Gaussian Processes”, was recently accepted to the 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS).  His co-authors are Zhengkun Yi, Roberto Calandra, Filipe Veiga, Herke van Hoof, Yilei Zhang, and Jan Peters.ABSTRACTAccurate object shape knowledge […]

Leang, Pardyjak, & Nevada NanoTech Receive US Army DOD Grant to Develop Chemical Sensing Aerial Robot

Leang, Pardyjak, & Nevada NanoTech Receive US Army DOD Grant to Develop Chemical Sensing Aerial Robot

Kam Leang and Eric Pardyjak partnering with company Nevada NanoTech Systems, Inc., receive US Army DOD grant to develop a chemical sensing aerial robot.  The two-year $1,000,000 (Utah’s share of $330,000) project, entitled, “STTR Phase II: Autonomous Broad Spectrum Environmental Sentinels“, will focus on developing an autonomous, hover-capable, flying […]

RoboUtes Placed Third in National Competition

RoboUtes Placed Third in National Competition

Like the proverbial Phoenix rising from the ashes, the University of Utah’s RoboUtes student robotic team emerged from a crippling lab fire last year to place third in the 2016 RASC-AL Robo-Ops robotic competition in Houston, Texas.“Not having a central home for the team made it very […]

U Robot Team Wins Award

U Robot Team Wins Award

The University of Utah’s mining robot team struck gold in them Martian hills, winning the Innovation Award as well as third place overall in the 2016 NASA Robotic Mining Competition in Cape Canaveral, Florida. It is only the second time the team has competed in the annual […]