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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

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. Read more
Students on Sweden street during study abroad

To infinity and beyond: New global aerospace + co-op degree track offered

Graduate with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering, minor in computer science, study abroad experience and co-op work experience in just five years. Read more
Fire ant up close

Work on fire ant colonies at CU could inspire molecular machines

Researchers at CU Boulder have uncovered the statistical rules that govern how gigantic colonies of fire ants form bridges, ladders and floating rafts. Read more