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Prof. Lenzi Receives 2020 NSF CAREER Award

Department of Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Tommaso Lenzi has been awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award. The CAREER program is one of the NSF’s most prestigious award programs, offering 5 years of support to early-career faculty with the potential to serve […]

Congratulations to Profs. John Hollerbach and Jake Abbott for receiving awards at 2020 IEEE ICRA

Today at the ICRA awards ceremony, John Hollerbach received the IEEE RAS George Saridis Leadership Award in Robotics and Automation for “foundational research on robot calibration and leadership and service in publications, conferences, and society management”, and Jake Abbott received a Distinguished Service Award from IEEE Robotics […]

Prof. Kam Leang elevated to ASME Fellow

Congratulations to University of Utah mechanical engineering associate professor Kam Leang, who has been elected a Fellow of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers.Read more…  

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

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

Congratulations to Prof. John Hollerbach!  He received the 2020 IEEE RAS George Saridis Leadership Award in Robotics and Automation from the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS).The award will be presented to him at the 2020 IEEE ICRA conference in Paris.For your information, past recipients of this prestigious award are […]

Dr. Daniel Drew will join University of Utah Robotics Center

Dr. Daniel Drew will join University of Utah Robotics Center

Daniel Drew will be joining the Robotics Center and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering from a postdoctoral research position in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley in 2018. His research focuses on the development of autonomous […]

Dr. Alan Kuntz joins University of Utah Robotics Center

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. He earned his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in computer science. His research interests include shared autonomy, motion […]

Prof. Leang receives new U.S. Airforce Phase I STTR project for autonomous aerial-robot chemical sensing

Prof. Leang receives new U.S. Airforce Phase I STTR project for autonomous aerial-robot chemical sensing

Kam Leang and industry partner Nevada NanoTech System recently received a U.S. Airforce Phase I STTR project for autonomous aerial-robot chemical sensing.  The project will leverage the expertise of both teams to create intelligent agents for applications that include emergency response.

Prof. Mascaro receives $348K NIH grant to simulate tendon reconstructive surgeries

Prof. Mascaro receives $348K NIH grant to simulate tendon reconstructive surgeries

“Simulating Tendon Reconstructive Surgeries using a Virtual Hand Model and Robotic Testbed,” National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIH R21). PI: Stephen Mascaro, Co-PI: Kenneth Foreman, 07/02/2019-05/31/2021, $347,798. The goal of this project is to advance tendon reconstructive surgery by providing a new way […]

Prof. Lenzi receives new $600K NSF NRI grant for control of robotic leg prostheses

Prof. Lenzi receives new $600K NSF NRI grant for control of robotic leg prostheses

For amputees, walking down the sidewalk verses taking the stairs can be considerable obstacles. Mechanical engineering assistant professor Tommaso Lenzi just received collaborative funding with Drs. Nicholas Fey and Kenneth Hoyt (University of Texas at Dallas), from the National Science Foundation Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (NSF […]

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

Congratulations to Profs. Abbott, Kong, Leang and Monson on their new $2M NSF EFRI Award, project in collaboration with R. Rajamani of Univ. of Minnesota and O. Pak of Santa Clara Univ.Project tile: “EFRI C3 SoRo: Magneto-electroactive Soft, Continuum, Compliant, Configurable (MESo-C3) Robots for Medical Applications Across […]