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CU Boulder lands $5.5 million Air Force project to advance orbital and AI research

Aug. 23, 2022

A team of University of Colorado Boulder researchers is embarking on a major research project that will advance our understanding of orbital mechanics and monitoring, artificial intelligence, and hypersonics. Led by Marcus Holzinger, an...

Morteza Lahijanian

Research In Focus: How Morteza Lahijanian Creates Safety and Soundness in Autonomous Systems

Dec. 13, 2021

Assistant Professor Morteza Lahijanian’s work is at the intersection of safety and soundness in robotics, focusing on developing autonomous systems which operate safely and effectively alongside humans to help improve the well-being of individuals and societies. As the Director of the Assured Reliable Interactive Autonomous (ARIA) Systems Group, Lahijanian oversees...

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NSF grants aim to improve security and safety of autonomous cars and systems

Oct. 30, 2020

Researchers at CU Boulder are leading four new NSF-funded projects that are exploring the safety and security of autonomous systems, including those used in self-driving vehicles. The work is part of an international effort to address the significant safety and security obstacles to widespread adoption of these systems in the...

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Beyond mundane: Lahijanian’s work in safety-critical systems pushes autonomy forward

Feb. 10, 2020

After decades of work to make robots more and more capable of helping humans, robotic systems have become ever-present in our daily lives, helping with tasks big and small. But it’s what the next decade of research may hold that inspires and motivates Assistant Professor Morteza Lahijanian. “To have long-term...

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Welcome to our new Smead Aerospace Faculty

Sept. 11, 2018

Who are our new faculty? They are researchers, educators, and business leaders. Bring the department new research opportunities and partnerships. Have diverse backgrounds and come to Boulder from near and far. Are proud additions to the Smead Aerospace and CU Buffs family.