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McMahon developing systems for future Mars missions

April 25, 2019

Jay McMahon has earned a NASA early career fellowship to help ensure future missions to Mars can land safely.

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CU Boulder part of largest drone-based study of storms

April 23, 2019

A $2.5 million project—primarily funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF)—will begin May 15 and cover a 367,000-square-mile area of the Great Plains from North Dakota to Texas and from Iowa to Wyoming and Colorado.

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CU is diving into the field of autonomous submarines

April 19, 2019

CU Boulder researchers are taking a deep dive into the realm of autonomous submarines through a Small Business Technology Transfer contract sponsored by the Office of Naval Research.

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Conference on World Affairs brings top speakers on AI, autonomy

April 3, 2019

Engineering students and faculty can hear from experts in the field of autonomy and artificial intelligence during the annual Conference on World Affairs April 9-13 on the CU Boulder campus.

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Researchers using DARPA grant to dig out of deluge of data

April 1, 2019

U.S. intelligence agencies take in a tremendous amount of data every single day. Some of the data is conflicting. Other bits are unrelated. Their job is to comb through it all for details that, when added together, create a clear image of what is actually happening. It’s a huge effort that CU Boulder researchers are attempting to make easier through artificial intelligence and natural language processing.

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Registration opens for AI conference on campus

March 25, 2019

The Silicon Flatirons Center will host a conference on artificial intelligence from 9:30 a.m.-4:10 p.m. on May 3 at CU Boulder in the Wolf Law Building’s Wittemyer Courtroom.

Wind turbine setup near Boulder

Video: "Morphing" turbine could lower the cost of wind energy

March 19, 2019

New research and testing at the National Renewable Energy Lab outside of Boulder, with the help of CU Engineering, could transform the way wind turbines are created and used around the world - reducing costs along the way.

Woman in a driverless car

Trump’s views about ‘crazy’ self-driving cars are at odds with his DOT

March 19, 2019

President Donald Trump is an automated-vehicle skeptic, a point of view that lies in stark contrast with agencies within his own administration, including the U.S. Department of Transportation .

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The Navy Is Getting Serious About Crewless Vessels

March 18, 2019

The U.S. Navy fiscal 2020 budget request includes $447 million for two large unmanned surface vessels, with plans to continue to buy two per year through at least fiscal 2024. That's a small drop in the overall budget, with the Navy requesting $34.7 billion for shipbuilding, but significant progress toward the long-term goal of building a robot Navy.

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Ethics and compliance lecture on drone use at CU

March 11, 2019

Lecture presented by Dan Hesselius, director of flight operations and chief pilot from Integrated Remote and In SITU.