Lahijanian speaking with a student in his lab.

Beyond mundane: Lahijanian’s work in safety-critical systems pushes autonomy forward

Feb. 10, 2020

After decades of work to make robots more and more capable of helping humans, robotic systems have become ever-present in our daily lives, helping with tasks big and small.

Portrait of Xiaoyun Ding

Keck funded research offers new tool to understand cells better

Feb. 6, 2020

New research at CU Boulder, funded by a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation, aims to create a new system to study the mechanical properties of cells using surface acoustic waves.

3D printing in space with gregory whiting

CU researchers to explore 3D printing in reduced gravity with NASA grant

Feb. 4, 2020

Associate Professor Gregory Whiting and his research group are preparing for the thrill of a lifetime: two parabolic flights, each expected to provide around ten total minutes of reduced gravity to test and model how 3D printing of functional materials works in lunar gravity.

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What a bundle of buzzing bees can teach engineers about robotic materials

Jan. 22, 2020

Assistant Professor Orit Peleg explores what we can learn from bees and nature that can then be applied to engineering.

Dimitra Psychogiou works with two students in the ECEE circuits lab.

CAREER Award recipients focused on sustainable infrastructure

Jan. 16, 2020

Assistant professors Dimitra Psychogiou and Emiliano Dall’Anese of electrical, computer and energy engineering won for innovative proposals focused on radio frequency spectrum access and algorithmic control of networks, respectively.

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Groundwater can prevent drought emergencies in the Horn of Africa. Here’s how

Jan. 8, 2020

Associate Professor Evan Thomas offers analysis for The Conversation, writing: "One way to improve drought resilience is to improve the management of groundwater."

Chris Heckman portrait

AI can now read emotions: Should it?

Jan. 8, 2020

Assistant Professor Christoffer Heckman offers analysis for The Conversation, writing: "What is this technology, which is already being used and marketed, and why is it raising concerns?"

Rendering of blood and cells inside the body.

Fluid dynamics research could pave the way for intravenous injections to be replaced with pills

Dec. 18, 2019

The way nutrients and drugs move within the body has more in common with space-bound rockets and jets than you might think. Jim Brasseur, research professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences “It's a mechanics problem,” said Jim Brasseur, research professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. “What...

Michael Gooseff in the field

Warming at the poles will have global consequences

Dec. 5, 2019

A major new study from an international team of researchers, including Michael Gooseff of civil, environmental and architectural engineering, reveals how rapidly the Arctic is warming.

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Analysis: Robotics researchers have a duty to prevent autonomous weapons

Dec. 4, 2019

Our ever-growing appetite for intelligent, autonomous machines poses a host of ethical challenges, Assistant Professor Christoffer Heckman writes in The Conversation.