Proj. Jacob George Recognized as Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor

As part of the John and Marcia Price College of Engineering 2024 convocation ceremony, Professor Jacob George was recognized as an Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor. George is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, where he actively involves undergraduates in research activities. Since becoming a faculty member in 2020, he has mentored over 30 undergraduates, including many UROP-supported students. Students have been engaged in all aspects of research on topics related to neurorobotics, bionics, and brain-computer interfaces. His undergraduate mentees have been first author on five journal manuscripts, co-author on 18 more, and have authored...

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UWR Lab Publishes in Nature Scientific Reports

Dr. Haohan Zhang and the Utah Wearable Robotics Lab has published a paper in Nature Scientific Reports titled “A six degrees-of-freedom cable-driven robotic platform for head–neck movement”. This paper introduces a novel cable-driven robotic platform that enables six degrees-of-freedom (DoF) natural head–neck movements. Poor postural control of the head–neck can be a debilitating symptom of neurological disorders such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and cerebral palsy. Current treatments using static neck collars are inadequate, and there is a need to develop new devices to empower movements and facilitate physical rehabilitation of the head–neck. State-of-the-art neck exoskeletons using lower DoF mechanisms with...

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Seminar: Minimalist Robot Controllers for Planar Construction

Speaker: Andrew Vardy, Memorial University of Newfoundland Title: Minimalist Robot Controllers for Planar Construction 4/16/24 – 2pm in WEB L102 Abstract: The Bio-Inspired Robotics Lab (BOTS) at Memorial University has been working to develop robotic swarms that can modify their environments.  Potential applications range from household cleaning to clearing sea ice from shipping channels.  In the planar construction task, mobile robots manipulate ambient objects into a desired shape.  In this talk, I will review our recent research on planar construction and related problems.  I will also provide a preview of a new approach that makes use of a minimalist robot...

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