Carson Bruns, holds his gloved hands forward and holds a wooden CU logo in his left hand and a piece of pig's skin with the CU logo on it outlined by a square of blue ink

Chameleon tattoos change color, may help diagnose illness

Dec. 4, 2018

Carson Bruns, assistant professor and director of ATLAS Institute's Laboratory for Emergent Nanomaterials, is developing a series of “tech tattoos” that could provide a new window to the human body, such as alerting people when they run a fever or allowing doctors to diagnose medical conditions without expensive blood tests.

Fetch, a four-foot-tall robot is shown to attendees of the ATLAS Research Showcase.

A robotic helping hand

Nov. 14, 2018

Research that helps robots understand gestures and the often vague nature of language will pave the way to mechanical beings taking on human tasks, from assembling children's toy castles on Christmas morning to caring for elderly relatives, says Dan Szafir, assistant professor at the ATLAS Institute and director of the IRON lab.

Daniel Leithinger looks from an iPad.

Convergence of the Physical and Digital Worlds (Signal magazine)

Nov. 7, 2018

Daniel Leithinger, assistant professor at the ATLAS Institute and director of the THING lab, sees a time coming when computer screens can be replaced by 3D, shape-changing displays that render digital information tangibly.

Auguste uses a Markes Micro-chamber to extract volatile organic compounds from a sample.

Donna Auguste honored by Tau Beta Pi with ‘eminent engineer’ title

Oct. 22, 2018

Donna Auguste, ATLAS PhD student, is the first person at CU Boulder in roughly a decade to receive the prestigious "eminent engineer" designation from the national engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi.

ATLAS Institute graduate student Peter Gyory, right, demonstrates the new 3D design platform he is developing with THING Lab Director Daniel Leithinger.

Over 200 visitors at Second Annual ATLAS Research Showcase

Oct. 4, 2018

Tattoos that change color in sunlight, control systems that help robots anticipate your needs, integrating circuits into smart textiles: these were just a few of the projects demonstrated at ATLAS Institute's Second Annual Research Showcase.

Laura Devendorf

We're all chameleons now

Sept. 25, 2018

Laura Devendorf has a ready answer for how she spent the summer: The CU Boulder information scientist taught herself how to weave, an experience equal parts relaxing and infuriating — “like brushing doll hair forever,” she said.

Jolie Klefeker

TAM junior chosen as Grace Hopper Research Scholar

Jolie Klefeker was chosen as a Grace Hopper Research Scholar, a national program that aims to increase the number of undergraduate women with an interest in computing research.

Festival logo

New ATLAS games festival highlights experiences that make you say "Whaaat!?"

Sept. 14, 2018

"Whaaat!? A festival for games and experimental interactions" featured a large number of experimental tabletop and electronic games, and a large vintage arcade featuring games from the 1970s and 80s. Central to the event was a series of talks and workshops on the art form of game design.

Schnabel-Byyny lobby dedication

ATLAS lobby named to honor institute’s founders

Sept. 5, 2018

The ATLAS lobby was named on Wednesday, honoring two individuals who envisioned the institute more than 20 years ago and led the effort to create it.

Leah Buechley

Leah Buechley, CU Boulder alumna, speaks on "Beautiful, Meaningful Computation"

Aug. 14, 2018

Leah Buechley, CU Boulder alumna and inventor of the influential LilyPad Arduino, a construction kit for sewable electronics, will speak at the ATLAS Institute on Aug. 29 as part of the ATLAS Distinguished Speaker Series.