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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 […]

Prof. Jake Abbott’s work on magnetic capsule endoscope featured in PCMag.com

Prof. Jake Abbott’s work on magnetic capsule endoscope featured in an article in PCMag.com:https://www.pcmag.com/news/363730/this-robot-might-make-invasive-colonoscopies-a-thing-of-the 

Prof. Lenzi receives $972K DoD CDMRP grant for motorized hip orthoses

Prof. Lenzi receives $972K DoD CDMRP grant for motorized hip orthoses

Congratulations to Prof. Tommaso Lenzi for receiving new $972K DoD CDMRP grant entitled, “Motorized Hip Orthoses to Improve the Gait Ability of Transfemoral Amputees”.The goal of the project is to validate a new approach to improving amputees’ mobility—providing bilateral hip assistance with a motorized orthosis. Hip orthoses are […]

Popek, Hermans, and Abbott Win Best Paper Award in Medical Robotics at ICRA 2017

Popek, Hermans, and Abbott Win Best Paper Award in Medical Robotics at ICRA 2017

Katie Popek, Tucker Hermans, and Jake Abbott’s  paper entitled, “First Demonstration of Simultaneous Localization and Propulsion of a Magnetic Capsule in a Lumen Using a Single Rotating Magnet,” was recently awarded the Best Paper Award in Medical Robotics at the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Singapore. ICRA […]

Research paper by robotics student Sundaralingam and Prof. Herman on manipulation accepted for publication in Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS)

Research paper by robotics student Sundaralingam and Prof. Herman on manipulation accepted for publication in Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS)

Balakumar Sundaralingam’s and Tucker Hermans’ research paper entitled, “Relaxed-Rigidity Constraints: In-Grasp Manipulation using Purely Kinematic Trajectory Optimization” was recently accepted in Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), 2017.  Congratulations!

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, […]