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Return to Research: Animal Inspired Movement and Robotics Lab hits the ground running

June 30, 2020

CU Boulder researchers are gradually and safely returning to campus to continue their work in the lab. Read about Assistant Professor Kaushik Jayaram and graduate student Parker McDonnell's return to research.

electrohydrolic soft actuator

CU Boulder researchers uncover the secret to a faster soft actuator

June 29, 2020

Researchers in CU Boulder’s Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering recently uncovered new information that could revolutionize the design of electrohydraulic soft actuators to enable robots to perform at faster speeds.

Artimus Robotics Team

Spinout soft robotics company receives NSF SBIR funding

June 16, 2020

Artimus Robotics, a spinout company of CU Boulder’s Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering, recently received $225,000 through the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Innovation Research Phase I program.

DARPA Subterranean Challenge

It has to work: Sub T Challenge sharpens students’ skill in the field

April 17, 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.

DARPA Subterranean Challenge testing at Edgar Experimental Mine

CU Boulder underground drone competes in first of three DARPA subterranean challenges

Aug. 19, 2019

CU Boulder researcher Sean Humbert and collaborators engaged in the first of three DARPA subterranean challenges. They sent drones on a mock search and rescue operation down miles of NIOSH Coal Mine steam tunnels in Pittsburgh.

Keplinger scorpion soft robotics toolkit

Toolkit allows broad audience to make artificial muscles

July 15, 2019

Researchers in Christoph Keplinger’s lab released a toolkit to show a broad audience how to create their own artificial muscles. They hope this will expedite the development of wearable, surgical and collaborative robots that safely and effectively help humans.

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A robot may one day perform your colonoscopy

May 28, 2019

Researchers in Mark Rentschler's lab designed a robot to navigate the unpredictable terrain of the intestine. The group hopes the robot will change how people across the United States get colonoscopies, making these common procedures easier for patients and more efficient for doctors.

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Engineers Want Drones To Go Subterranean To Save Lives After Earthquakes And Cave-Ins

Jan. 8, 2019

Professor Sean Humbert is leading a team in a national competition, the Subterranean Challenge. The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency gifted the university a $4.5 million grant to fund Humbert's team. Catch his story on CPR News.

soft robotics

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

Nov. 28, 2018

Soft robotics promises substantial advantages over traditional rigid robots. ME faculty are working toward widespread adoption and practical applications for soft robotic HASEL actuators through a new $2M award from the National Science Foundation.

HASEL artificial muscles for next-generation soft robotics.

Next-gen flexible robots move and heal like us

Jan. 4, 2018

Soft, self-healing devices mimic biological muscles, point to next generation of human-like robotics In the basement of the Engineering Center at the University of Colorado Boulder, a group of researchers is working to create the next generation of robots. Instead of the metallic droids you may be imagining, they are...

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