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Q&A with Brittney Banaei, the artist and designer-of-movement behind “Overworld”

Nov. 11, 2020

As she wraps up the second week of her residency with the B2 Center for Media, Art and Performance in the ATLAS Institute, dancer and performer Brittney Banaei and her collaborators Constance Harris and Laura Conway have completed a vivid and dynamic performance, but they will perform it without an...

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Highlights from ATLAS Research Showcase 2020

Nov. 3, 2020

If you missed the showcase or want to see some of the sessions you didn't attend, check out these video highlights.

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Pufferfish-inspired robot could improve drone safety

Oct. 20, 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.

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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.

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Dynamic tattoos promise to warn wearers of health threats

Sept. 24, 2020

ATLAS Assistant Professor Carson Bruns discusses how nanotechnology can give tattoos biomedical applications. He discusses recently-published research on tattoos that alert an individual when their skin needs protection by employing ink that is only visible when exposed to UV light.

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Whaaat!? Festival is on!

Sept. 22, 2020

ATLAS Institute’s third annual Whaaat!? Festival announces its second event, an Oct. 28 talk with John Sharp, author of "Works of Game." In place of the in-person, all-day annual event, the festival has switched to remote programming that will last throughout the academic year.

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PufferBot: A flying robot with an expandable body

Aug. 24, 2020

TechXplore writes about PufferBot, an actuated, expandable structure that can be used to fabricate shape-changing aerial robots.

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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.

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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.

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