Tattoos that change color in sunlight, control systems that help robots anticipate your needs, integrating circuits into smart textiles: these are just a few of the projects that will be demonstrated at ATLAS Institute's third annual Research Showcase, held in partnership with CU Boulder’s Research & Innovation Week.
ATLAS PhD students, Peter Gyory and Clement Zheng, took home the "Innovation in Interaction Design Award" from the International Festival of Independent Games (IndieCade) for their cooperative arcade survival game, HOT SWAP: All Hands On Deck.
"Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder's ATLAS Institute have recently developed a swarm of little shape-changing robots, called ShapeBots. These self-transformable robots...can change both their individual and collective configuration, in order to display and visualize information in a variety of settings."
The 2019 Whaaat!? festival is almost here, and like last year's inaugural event, it promises something for every game aficionado: weird new games, old dusty games, overlooked gems, games with bizarre controllers, games that live in art museums and even games that may start arguments over what the game actually is. The event will also feature the ever-popular, all-you-can-eat cereal bar.
Researchers from ATLAS Institute's THING, ACME and Unstable Design labs took home "Best Paper" and "Best Pictorial" awards at the 2019 Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '19) conference, held in San Diego June 23-28. ATLAS faculty and students also contributed four research presentations, including one by undergraduate researcher, Jolie Klefeker, a TAM student previously chosen as a Grace Hopper Research Scholar.
Giving individuals more control of their healthcare by providing better home diagnostics can lower costs and increase access to care. In "Personal Biochips," a free summer workshop taught by Mirela Alistar at the ATLAS Institute, students will build and explore a new technology that has this potential.
Research from ATLAS Institute's IRON Lab involving utilizing augmented reality to gain information about a robot's intended path of motion was featured on the globally broadcast program, "Beyond Innovation." The program features the latest business and technology trends.
On April 9 Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg announced new guidelines for memorial legacy accounts, and those changes were directly informed by research from ATLAS PhD candidate Katie Gach, along with her faculty advisor, Jed Brubaker, an assistant professor in the Information Science Department whose PhD dissertation resulted in Legacy Contact.
Did you know that tattooing is an ancient practice? And yet, in thousands of years, we've never radically upgraded the technology. In this jaw-dropping TEDx talk, Carson Bruns, assistant professor and director of the Laboratory for Emergent Nanomaterials at the ATLAS Institute, demonstrates futuristic tattoos that aren't just beautiful, but functional too.