A collage of the eight PhD students who won Graduate School awards.

Eight ATLAS researchers receive Graduate School awards

May 18, 2021

ATLAS PhD students Katie Gach, Keke Wu, Fiona Bell, Kailey Shara and Sasha Novack, and Affiliated PhD students Gabrielle Johnson, Dreycey Albin and Varsha Koushik recently received graduate school awards.

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NSF CAREER award supports Danielle Szafir’s data-visualization research

April 6, 2021

The National Science Foundation has awarded Danielle Szafir a CAREER award to develop tools to rapidly gauge the efficacy of different types of data visualizations.

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AR Drum Circle research envisions enjoyable remote jamming experiences despite latency

Jan. 13, 2021

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 and development.

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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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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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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.

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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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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