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

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.

Laura Devendorf

Laura Devendorf keynote speaker at ACADIA 2020

Oct. 20, 2020

Laura Devendorf, an assistant professor of information science with the ATLAS Institute, is a keynote speaker in the ACADIA 2020 virtual panel, "A Conversation on Culture & Access," on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 4:15-5:45 p.m. EST. The panel brings together designers and scholars whose work deals critically with questions of computation, craft and public engagement.

Laura Devendorf virtually delivers FabLearn20 keynote.

Laura Devendorf delivers keynote at FabLearn'20

Oct. 12, 2020

Laura Devendorf, assistant professor of information science with the ATLAS Institute, gave a keynote speech at 2020 FabLearn - 9th Annual Conference on Maker Education. Her research questions the role of design and making in the wake of increasingly pressing global challenges. FabLearn's international community of educators, researchers and policy makers are committed to integrating the principles of constructionist learning, or “making" into formal and informal K-12 education.

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.

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Parkin Drawing Prize winner denies plagiarizing artwork with same title by artist and ATLAS professor Joel Swanson

Sept. 1, 2020

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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.

Smart textile

E-Textiles, Smart Textiles, Flexible Hybrid Electronics: Who’s Saying What?

Aug. 14, 2020

In a project led by ATLAS PhD student, Shanel Wu, the Unstable Design Lab and LOOMIA jointly ran a survey asking those working in e-textiles how they liked to talk about their work. The results are a fascinating exploratory poke into the interdisciplinary nature of the emerging e-textiles field.

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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.

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