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.

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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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.

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ATLAS research helps define the future of human-computer interaction

May 1, 2020

At a time when the field of human-computer interaction is becoming more important than ever, ATLAS researchers are making substantial contributions, contributing nine papers and two workshops to CHI '20.

Research subject wearing augmented reality headset working with drone.

Globalive Media's "Beyond Innovation:" IRON Lab research featured on globally broadcast program

May 22, 2019

Research from ATLAS Institute's IRON Lab involving utilizing augmented reality to gain information about a robot's intended path of motion was featured on the globally broadcast program, "Beyond Innovation." The program features the latest business and technology trends.

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.

Research subject wearing augmented reality headset working with drone.

Augmented Reality Makes Robots Better Coworkers

July 23, 2018

Research in human-robot interaction by Assistant Professor Dan Szafir and his IRON Lab researchers, Michael Walker, Jennifer Lee and Hooman Hedayati, was published in this month's IEEE Spectrum.

Hooman Hedayati

IRON Lab researcher wins Outstanding Research Excellence award

May 18, 2018

Hooman Hedayati, a computer science PhD student in the ATLAS Institute’s IRON Lab, was awarded an Outstanding Research Award by CU Boulder’s Department of Computer Science.

Justin Chin and Cade Haley

ATLAS club an innovation hub for AR/VR community

May 18, 2018

An ATLAS club has led to prestigious internships, a national hackathon win and permanent employment for some of its members.

Researcher with drone.

Augmented reality enhances robot collaboration

March 15, 2018

ATLAS IRON Lab researchers were awarded best paper and runner-up best paper at the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction for developing technologies that use augmented reality to enhance drone operation.