Person with VR goggles touches a table that has a Roomba with a mechanical scissor lift below.

RoomShift: A room-scale haptic and dynamic environment for VR applications

Sept. 30, 2020

RoomShift is a haptic and dynamic environment that could be used to support a variety of virtual reality (VR) experiences.

drone with expandable protective cage that deploys based on proximity to solid objects

PufferBot: A flying robot with an expandable body

Sept. 24, 2020

Pufferbot is an aerial robot with an expandable protective structure that deploys to encircle the drone and prevent the drone's rotors from coming in contact with obstacles or people.

whaaat event fest

Whaaat!? Festival is on!

Sept. 22, 2020

ATLAS Institute’s third annual Whaaat!? Festival kicks off remotely on Wednesday, Sept. 23 with an experimental gameplay session led by Paolo Pedercini from independent game developer Molleindustria.

Arielle Hein portrait

Newly named Creative Technology and Design program under new leadership

Aug. 14, 2020

ATLAS undergraduate program begins the year under a new name and new leadership, with Arielle Hein taking the reins from Matt Bethancourt.

Graphic illustrating degrees offered by ATLAS through CU Boulder Engineering

ATLAS degree programs renamed Creative Technology and Design

Aug. 14, 2020

To more closely align degree names with updated curricula, the College of Engineering and Applied Science has renamed all ATLAS academic programs Creative Technology and Design.

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Scientist reflects on the joys and challenges of being a Black nature lover

Aug. 13, 2020

ATLAS instructor and STEM outreach coordinator Shaz Zamore spoke to CU Boulder Today about their experiences as a Black person who grew up with a love for the outdoors—and the challenges facing people of color who are just beginning their careers in nature-centric fields like ecology, zoology and botany.

Ellen Do Keynote at CAADRIA 2020

Ellen Do keynote speaker at Asia's largest gathering of computer-aided architectural design researchers

July 28, 2020

Ellen Do, professor and director of partnership and innovation in the ATLAS Institute, will be a keynote speaker.

Fiona Bell applies nanocoating to fabric with brush

ATLAS graduate student assists Accenture Labs with development of self-cleaning textiles

July 24, 2020

Imagine a textile that cleaned itself, killing viruses and bacteria, and dissolving flecks of embedded organic material.

Illustration of a researcher looking through a microscope and seeing in her head people and  DNA strands.

Healthcare at Home

June 17, 2020

Mirela Alistar, assistant professor of computer science and the director of the ATLAS Institute’s Living Matter Lab, wants to make healthcare more personal with microfluidic biochips.

Ria Khan

Congratulations ATLAS spring 2020 MS and PhD graduates!

May 16, 2020

In spring 2020, four PhD students and 15 master's students received graduate degrees from the ATLAS Institute, the largest class of ATLAS graduate students to date.

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