to the left is a robotic gripper with strawberry, right is William Xie

A delicate touch: teaching robots to handle the unknown

April 2, 2024

William Xie, a first-year PhD student in computer science, is teaching a robot to reason how gently it should grasp previously unknown objects by using large language models (LLMs).

Screenshot of rippling display

VIDEO: 3D display could soon bring touch to the digital world

Aug. 1, 2023

Nikolaus Correll, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, helped create the basis for a new rippling 3D display that can bring touch to digital experiences.

CU Open Educator

Correll and Mickelson receive fifth Open Educator Award

March 7, 2022

The University Libraries and CU Boulder Student Government are pleased to recognize Nikolaus Correll and Alan Mickelson as recipients of the 2022 Open Educator Award at the University of Colorado Boulder. Both associate professors were selected to receive this award for using open educational practices in their teaching.

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.

Three students experiment with human-robot interaction and autonomous manipulation in the Correll Lab.

Correll: To really help U.S. workers, invest in robots

April 4, 2017

Robotics researcher advocates for job growth by "building on our existing strengths, remaining a leader in manufacturing efficiency and doing the hard work to further improve our educational and social systems to cope with a changing workforce."

A close-up view of the wearable device being controlled with a finger swipe.

Gaugewear Inc. to commercialize wearable technology prototype from Correll Lab

July 28, 2015

The new technology can be worn as an adjustable sleeve on the user’s arm or leg or sewn into everything from clothing and backpack straps to dog leashes, allowing “eyes-free” control of a tablet, phone or media player that doesn’t require any precise button touching. The new prototype joins popular wearable high-tech devices ranging from smart watches and fitness bands to headsets and smart gloves.

A collage showing things that have inspired robotic materials research, including banyan trees, eagles and the cuttlefish.

'Science' article outlines advances, challenges for robotic materials

March 20, 2015

Prosthetics with a realistic sense of touch. Bridges that detect and repair their own damage. Vehicles with camouflaging capabilities. Advances in materials science, distributed algorithms and manufacturing processes are bringing all of these things closer to reality every day, says a review published today in the journal Science by Nikolaus...

Swiss newspaper interviews Nikolaus Correll about swarm robotics

July 3, 2013

CU Boulder team develops swarm of pingpong ball-sized robots

Dec. 14, 2012

University of Colorado Boulder Assistant Professor Nikolaus Correll likes to think in multiples. If one robot can accomplish a singular task, think how much more could be accomplished if you had hundreds of them.