Torin Hopkins beats on a drum next to an avatar also beating on a drum

AR Drum Circle research envisions enjoyable remote jamming experiences despite latency

Jan. 13, 2021

Long before the pandemic sent people scrambling into isolation, musicians have longed to jam virtually with others across the globe. But online jamming isn’t feasible because of latency, the tiny delay that occurs when data travels from one point to the next. ATLAS researchers and Ericsson Research project collaborators are exploring ways in which remote drumming experiences can be made more enjoyable despite the latency, including drumming with avatars.

Kailey Shara

Kailey Shara's research featured by CU Boulder's New Venture Challenge

Jan. 11, 2021

Kailey Shara is the CEO of Chembotix, a company that is developing a robotic automation platform to dramatically speed up chemistry research & development (R&D). As a first-time NVC participant, she's already immersed herself in CU Boulder's innovation ecosystem to help get her startup off the ground.

Female Indian farmers

Seeding change: MS students' paper on cycles of poverty in rural India accepted by international conference

Dec. 17, 2020

When three first-year ATLAS master's students in the Social Impact track of the Creative Technology and Design program learned of the staggering suicide rate of male farmers in rural India and the suffering that ensues for their surviving family members, they wanted to explore effective interventions.

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COVID-19 creates new learning opportunities for ATLAS students

Dec. 17, 2020

The pandemic has created immense challenges for countless students and instructors. That’s a given. At the same time, the switch to all-online teaching also created some unforeseen opportunities. This fall, the faculty roster for ATLAS included New York City-based creative technologist, David Tracy ; extended reality developer David Lobser ,...

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ATLAS Institute Winter 2020 Graduates

Dec. 14, 2020

Please join the faculty of the ATLAS Institute in recognizing and celebrating our newest alumni, who graduate this month from the College of Engineering and Applied Science with Bachelor of Science degrees Creative Technology and Design. Equipped with uniquely interdisciplinary skill sets, they complete their undergraduate studies well prepared to...

Capstone projects

Featured Capstone Projects December 2020

Dec. 14, 2020

To finish out their studies at ATLAS, students majoring in Creative Technology & Design (CTD) complete a culminating capstone project in their senior year that draws on the wide range of technical and creative skills learned throughout their time in the program. Capstone Projects is structured as a studio course...

Photos of Lillie Bahrami, Alana Faller, and Michelle Galetti

December 2020 ATLAS Undergraduate Student Awards

Dec. 1, 2020

Graduating in December 2020 with Bachelor of Science degrees in Creative Technology and Design, the three students listed below are recognized for exceptional accomplishments, having demonstrated initiative in their academic and extracurricular activities; completed projects that reflect unusual technical creativity; and contributed significantly to the ATLAS community. ATLAS Outstanding Undergraduate...

Two young boys engage with the PEERbots app.

Autism Science Foundation awards grant to PEERbots to expand robot-powered telehealth solutions

Nov. 18, 2020

ATLAS Research Affiliate Aubrey Shick, who is also the executive director of PEERbots, will co-lead the project to expand the PEERbots platform to iOS and develop applications for the autism community.

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Researchers scale up tiny actuator inspired by muscle

Nov. 12, 2020

Professor Franck Vernerey and ATLAS Assistant Professor Carson Bruns received $477,000 from the National Science Foundation to begin research on a new kind of biocompatible actuator that contracts and relaxes in only one dimension, like muscles.

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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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