Sean Humbert

Sean Humbert to serve on the DARPA Microsystems Exploratory Council

Feb. 11, 2022

Professor Sean Humbert, an expert in micro robotics and systems design, will help the Microsystems Exploratory Council identify new research avenues as it relates to Department of Defense and national security issues.


Engineers win $500,000 in international underground robotics competition

Sept. 24, 2021

A CU Boulder team has taken home third place and $500,000 in prize money in an international competition that sends teams of robots deep underground to conduct search-and-rescue operations.

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.

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.