Light being shown on a tattoo in the shape of CU Boulder's logo

Tech Tattoos Could Make Getting Inked Good For Your Health

Dec. 10, 2018

University of Colorado Boulder Chemistry Professor and ATLAS faculty member Carson Bruns has developed tattoos that have the potential to save your life, featuring “smart inks” that can appear -- or disappear -- depending on shifts in physiology.

Hasel actuators in action with a hand using a control

ME faculty part of $2M NSF grant for soft robotics work

Nov. 28, 2018

Faculty at CU Boulder are working toward widespread adoption and practical applications for the soft robotic HASEL actuators demonstrated here earlier this year, through a new $2 million award from the National Science Foundation.

A gripper created by Robotic Materials Inc., founded by the author, Nikolaus Correll, performs a manipulation task during the industrial assembly competition at the World Robot Summit in Tokyo.

Correll: Robots getting a grip on general manipulation

Nov. 21, 2018

How a new generation of grippers with improved 3D perception and tactile sensing is learning to manipulate a wide variety of objects

Robotic hand with fingertip sensors

Veterans to benefit from new fingertip sensors for prosthetic limbs

Nov. 13, 2018

Engineers at CU Boulder are working on perfecting prosthetic fingertip sensors that allow patients to actually feel tactile and sensory sensations through nerve interfaces.

Fire ant close up

Work on fire ant colonies at CU could inspire molecular machines

Nov. 5, 2018

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

Tim White standing outside for a portrait

CU Boulder’s Tim White excited to shift from federal service to academia

Oct. 30, 2018

New CU Boulder Gallogly Professor Tim White loved working at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Ohio, but found himself missing the chance to guide students early in their career. So, when a position at CU Boulder opened up in the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, he decided to make the switch to academia from federal service.

The innovative water-cooling system is seen on the roof of the university

Engineers scale up a low-cost, energy saving cooling system

Oct. 26, 2018

CU Boulder and University of Wyoming engineers have successfully scaled up an innovative water-cooling system capable of providing continuous day-and-night radiative cooling for structures.

Lichen on a rock

CU Boulder student studying benefits of lichen in home and office

Oct. 26, 2018

Brenton Kreiger, an architectural engineering PhD student in Professor Wil Srubar’s Living Materials Laboratory, is researching lichen for its application as a moisture buffer.

Robotic hand on a grey background

CU Boulder robotics team scores an award in Tokyo

Oct. 25, 2018

CU Boulder students and faculty won the President’s Award from the Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers at the Industrial Assembly Challenge in Tokyo this week.

Robot typing on computer

CU Boulder hosts international conference on distributed autonomous robotic systems

Oct. 18, 2018

CU Boulder hosted the 2018 International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems this week at the University Memorial Center.