A student getting ready to launch a drone

The air up there: CU team deploys multiple drones in tornado study

July 1, 2019

Project TORUS–or Targeted Observation by Radars and UAS of Supercells–is a two-year partnership between CU Boulder, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (which is leading the work), Texas Tech University, the University of Oklahoma and the National Severe Storms Laboratory.

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Researchers Study Bats To Improve Drone Navigation

June 27, 2019

A new strategy for dodging obstacles could come from the way bats wiggle their ears.

Majid Zamani portrait

New CS faculty Zamani wants to make self-driving cars safer

June 24, 2019

Assistant Professor Majid Zamani said opportunities for collaboration were a huge factor in his decision to join the Computer Science Department in the College of Engineering and Applied Science this spring.

Outdoor portrait of Dan Scheeres

Lockheed Martin Selected for the Next Phase of a Small Spacecraft Mission

June 20, 2019

The Janus mission is led by Principal Investigator and ASIRT member Dan Scheeres.

Airplane pilots in the cockpit

AP Interview: Airbus is ready for pilotless jets - are you?

June 18, 2019

The chief salesman for Airbus says his company already has the technology to fly passenger planes without pilots at all — and is working on winning over regulators and travelers to the idea.

A pizza delivery vehicle

Domino's Brings Self-Driving Pizza Delivery Pilot to Texas

June 18, 2019

Domino’s Pizza Inc. plans to test unmanned pizza delivery in Houston later this year.

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Shifting Alliances Hint At New Balance Of Power In Autonomous Cars

June 14, 2019

Once upon a time, autonomous drive developers could dictate terms to automakers but that seems to be changing.

ndoculus flips on its lights in front of a medical training device meant to mimic a human colon

A robot may one day perform your colonoscopy

May 28, 2019

Researchers, led by engineer Mark Rentschler, are using a robot that can navigate the squishy and often-unpredictable terrain of the intestine.

Tornado forming in a field

Nature: Tornado scientists send drone fleet into violent thunderstorms

May 23, 2019

Army of researchers descends on the central United States to figure out why only certain storms spawn the most powerful twisters.

Autonomous truck delivering mail

US Postal Service Delivers Mail Using TuSimple's Self-Driving Trucks

May 22, 2019

Robot-trucking startup TuSimple has a contract to haul mail for the United States Postal Service in a paid trial.