Connor Brooks, a graduate student in computer science, demonstrates a robotic system that responds to spoken commands. (Credit: Glenn Asakawa/CU Boulder)

Robotic helping hand: A look inside the IRON Lab

Nov. 14, 2018

Dan Szafir and his colleagues belong to a rapidly-growing area of study called human-robot interaction. The field addresses the huge gulf that seems to exist between people and their robot helpers: Robots don’t always understand people, and people often don’t want to be around moving, learning machines.

A graph showing different transmission probabilities, with epidemic size on the y axis and university prestige on the x axis.

Study looks at how ideas go viral in academia

Nov. 6, 2018

Borrowing a page from epidemiology, Allison Morgan and her colleagues suggest that the way that universities hire new faculty members may give elite schools an edge in spreading their research to others.

The team poses with their award in front of a colorful conference banner.

Robotics team scores an award in Tokyo

Oct. 25, 2018

The CU team was formed around the CU spinoff company Robotics Materials Inc., which was founded by Associate Professor Nikolaus Correll.

A satellite image of a hurricane

Professor’s work applies machine learning to climate change

Oct. 25, 2018

Claire Monteleoni’s climate informatics research uses artificial intelligence to shed light on climate change.

Brad Hayes

Assistant professor named CTO of Boulder cybersecurity company

Oct. 18, 2018

Hayes will drive innovation for Circadence’s cybersecurity solutions while continuing to teach in the Department of Computer Science and direct the Collaborative AI and Robotics (CAIRO) Lab.

A rendering of the new Western Colorado University engineering and computer science building.

CU Boulder launches computer science partnership with Western Colorado University

Sept. 25, 2018

Students will be able to obtain degrees in computer science as graduates of CU Boulder, completing their first two years as Western students, and the balance of their education as CU students, all while remaining on the Western campus in Gunnison, Colorado

A group shot of the workshop participants on the NCAR steps.

Climate and data scientists join forces on storm prediction

Sept. 21, 2018

At a hackathon in Boulder this week, dozens of data and climate scientists came together to work on how to better predict extreme storms like Hurricane Florence. The hackathon was part of the 8th International Workshop on Climate Informatics, hosted at the National Center for Atmospheric Research’s Mesa Lab.

A graphic illustrating all of the connections that need to be made in machine learning.

Join the proposed Center on Pervasive Personalized Intelligence at CU and OSU

Sept. 18, 2018

The University of Colorado Boulder and Oregon State University have entered the planning stage for a new industry-focused Pervasive Personalized Intelligence center. The center would allow for interdisciplinary and collaborative research on machine-learning based software systems and aid in long-term partnerships between startups, corporations, universities and government agencies. Industry members...

A western rattlesnake, coiled and ready to strike.

Study by PhD student finds that when it rains, snake bites soar

Sept. 10, 2018

Results could have implications for efforts to prevent and treat dangerous encounters between humans and snakes, especially as climate patterns shift across the western United States.

Casey Fiesler with two Robotics Engineer Barbies

CU professor helps create a better STEM Barbie

July 31, 2018

Casey Fiesler consulted with toymaker Mattel on a book that accompanies Robotics Engineer Barbie and explains the basics of coding.