Researcher uses augmented reality to track the intended path of a flying drone while stringing beads at a work station.

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 Outstanding Research Award by CU Boulder’s Department of Computer Science.

Chin and 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.

Darren Guinness

Software framework turns small robots into controllers

Sept. 22, 2017

Software turns digital toys into digital tools for desktop applications.

Robot arm hovering above Earth.

Bridging the gap between space and terrestrial robotics

July 27, 2017

Researchers working on robots launched into space don’t often connect with those working on terrestrial robots, where the stakes are lower and the pace of innovation is faster.

Photo of Dan Szafir with robot

Getting to know your robot

May 31, 2017

Dan Szafir, director of the ATLAS IRON Lab, is helping realize a future in which robots read body language, manage ambiguity, anticipate our needs and have that human touch.

Dan Szafir

Forbes “30 Under 30: Science”— Assistant professor Dan Szafir

Jan. 20, 2017

Assistant Professor Dan Szafir named in Forbes magazine’s 2017 “30 Under 30: Science” list for pioneering work on improving human-robot communication by recognizing body language.