Colin Soguero in a Magic Leap AR headset.

CU Boulder Engineering alumni take second place at “olympics of hackathons”

Sept. 28, 2021

A team of three recent CU Boulder College of Engineering graduates recently took second place at Pinnacle, coined "The Olympics of Hackathons."

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Meow Wolf Denver features work by CU Boulder community

Sept. 18, 2021

The 12 members of the CU Boulder community who contributed to the new $50-million Meow Wolf Denver location are all associated with the ATLAS Institute.

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Augmented reality technology to give battery storage facility workers "X-ray" vision

Sept. 16, 2021

To assist first responders and site operators, the ACME Lab developed ARMAS—augmented reality maintenance and safety—a marker-based AR system that lets the user see color-coded visualizations of battery cells inside containers.

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"Cowbird," a dance-triggered multimedia performance by Brad Gallagher

Sept. 1, 2021

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CTD offers company-sponsored capstone option

Aug. 11, 2021

Creative Technology and Design seniors may now opt to work on sponsored projects: "Students work on real-world projects in a client-contractor relationship, and companies have the opportunity to work with creative engineering students exploring interesting and leading-edge creative technology projects.”

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RoomShift research: IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications magazine's cover story

Aug. 10, 2021

THING Lab researchers, led by recent PhD graduate, Ryo Suzuki, developed a swarm of shape-changing robots that move furniture around a room, opening up new haptic ideas for virtual reality.

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Origami comes to life with new shape-changing materials

July 22, 2021

Imagine opening up a book of nature photos only to see a kaleidoscope of graceful butterflies flutter out from the page. Such fanciful storybooks might soon be possible thanks to the work of a team of designers and engineers at CU Boulder’s ATLAS Institute.

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Digital wellness program provides resources to combat social media’s negative psychological impacts

July 20, 2021

ATLAS Instructor Annie Margaret is creating a Digital Wellness Summer Program for middle-school girls that provides strategies adolescents can use to minimize the negative psychological impacts of social media.

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Ellen Do co-chairs ACM Creativity & Cognition 2021

June 21, 2021

​Ellen Do, professor of computer science with the ATLAS Institute, has a long history of doing community outreach and service for the ACM Creativity & Cognition Conference, and this year is no exception.

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ATLAS research spins off to Catalyze CU

June 21, 2021

Two teams from the ATLAS Institute were selected to participate in Catalyze CU, a highly selective, summer-long startup accelerator that combines world-class mentorship, funding and dedicated co-working space.

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