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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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Mason Moran, BS-CTD student and AISES president, leads CU Boulder to recognition as top 200 college for indigenous students

Nov. 9, 2020

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Professor Ellen Do: From Electronic Cocktail Napkin to Creative Technology and Design

Nov. 3, 2020

Ellen Yi-Luen Do, professor of computer science with the ATLAS Institute, participated in the Ada Lovelace Week's academic panel with a talk entitled, "From Electronic Cocktail Napkin to Creative Technology and Design." Do's academia panel with Marshini Chetty, assistant professor of computer science at the University of Chicago, focused on the impact and trajectory of scholars in the field of human computer interaction. The event was hosted by University of Chicago's Human Computer Integration Lab from Oct. 13-16.

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BS-CTD student Andre Gruber co-founds artisanal bread company

Nov. 3, 2020

A-rising (pun intended) during the pandemic, Ferment is an artisanal sourdough bread company in Boulder co-founded by Andre Gruber, a senior in Creative Technology and Design, with Rafaelo Infante, an advertising major. The two CU Boulder undergraduates are passionate about the art of fermentation and baking, and providing Boulder with delicious, sustainable food.

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ATLAS PhD student Chris Hill featured in Computer Research Association's website

Nov. 3, 2020

Chris Hill is an ATLAS PhD student and a member of the Craft Technology Lab, directed by Ann Eisenberg, senior research associate in the institute of cognitive science. He works on the NSF-sponsored "Debugging by Design" project, of which Eisenberg is Principal Investigator and ATLAS Director Mark Gross is co-PI.

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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.

Students working with biochips during the workshop organized by the Living Matter Lab at ATLAS Institute.

Engaging Underrepresented Students (funded through Google exploreCSR)

This project aims to engage under-represented undergraduate students in the Living Matter Lab's research through a series of online workshops and hands-on sessions, as well as guides participants through finding good graduate programs and the application process.

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Q&A with new B2 director Steven Frost

Oct. 22, 2020

B2 Reimagined: New B2 director Steven Frost shares the opportunities and difficulties of opening ATLAS Institute’s B2 Center for Media, Arts and Performance during the pandemic and his vision for B2’s future.