Computer code going down the screen

Prestigious Internet of things research center launching at CU Boulder

Sept. 24, 2020

CU Boulder has been selected to lead a new multi-university, industry-focused research Center on Pervasive Personalized Intelligence through the National Science Foundation.

Fireflies at night

In the Smoky Mountains, thousands of fireflies flash in unison. Researchers want to know how

Sept. 24, 2020

During typical summers in the southeastern U.S., streams of visitors travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park to witness one of nature’s most spectacular displays of light: thousands of male fireflies, all flashing together in near-perfect harmony.

Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer

Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer available to college in fall

Sept. 8, 2020

With it, they can perform mechanical load and displacement tests of materials, devices and components that were not possible previously.

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White House Plans to Boost AI, Quantum Funding

Aug. 21, 2020

The budget proposal comes amid pressure from China, which is investing heavily in emerging technologies

A Google self-driving car with lidar on top, cruising the interstate in California.

Leap in lidar could improve safety, security of new technology

July 8, 2020

In a new paper, published in Optica, researchers describe a new silicon chip—with no moving parts or electronics—that improves the resolution and scanning speed needed for a lidar system.

A student working with the drone in the lab.

Sub T Challenge sharpens students’ skill in the field

April 30, 2020

CU Boulder is one of several funded teams in the Subterranean Challenge, a competition launched by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to stimulate and test ideas around autonomous robot use in difficult underground environments.

Professor Morteza Lahijanian and a student.

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

Feb. 19, 2020

The next decade of research inspires and motivates Assistant Professor Morteza Lahijanian.

Robots shaped like bugs

From insects to robots: Jayaram takes inspiration from nature

Feb. 19, 2020

Assistant Professor Kaushik Jayaram sees nature as a giant catalogue of design ideas.

A human shaped robot thinking about what to do next

AI-powered robot warehouse pickers are now ready to go to work

Jan. 29, 2020

Covariant, a Berkeley-based startup, has come out of stealth and thinks its robots are now ready for the big time.

A woman looking at her phone as it scans her face.

Conversation: 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?"

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