Welcome New Faculty
We would like to welcome Farshid Alambeigi, Joydeep Biswas, Jose del R. MIllan, and Yuke Zhu.
New Algorithm and Exoskeleton Hardware for Full Body Worker Strength Augmentation
There are some recent results in human strength amplification control for semi-active multi-contact exoskeletons, using a 8-powered-4-passive-DOF lower body exoskeleton from Apptronik Systems.
UT Austin Robotics Researcher speaks at Austin Central Library
Robots have long fascinated humans for their amazing potential, but this is also a very real industry.
Aspiring mechanical engineers at UT Austin creating robots for the present and future
Robots are meant to make our jobs easier, but there are many questions about how we are supposed to interact with robots and how they will interact with us.
$2.7M Grant Funds Research on Intelligent Robots That Work Naturally with Humans
In the future, your co-worker might be a robot.
Roboticist Andrea Thomaz is one of Fast Company's Most Creative People
In September 2018, her company launched a five-hospital beta trial of Moxi, a hospital robot assistant that completes non-patient-facing tasks such as gathering and delivering supplies and lab samples.
Peter Stone wins the Minnie Stevens Piper Teaching Award
Peter Stone, a professor of computer science at The University of Texas at Austin, has won the Minnie Stevens Piper Teaching Award, which celebrates outstanding postsecondary teaching.
Construction begins on Anna Hiss Gym to house robotics programs
Last week, construction began on the Anna Hiss Gymnasium to house UT robotics programs.
Ufuk Topcu Leads $7.5 Million Project to Create Truly Autonomous Systems
$7.5 million Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) project aimed at developing artificial intelligence for UAVs.
Scott Niekum wins Career Award
Scott Niekum - along with three other UTCS professors—Vijay Chidambaram, Simon Peter, and Eric Price—have won the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development award for 2018.
Andrea Thomaz wins IEEE Young Professional Award
Dr. Andrea Thomaz was awarded the IROS Toshido Fukuda Young Profressional Award for Outstanding Contributions to Human Robot Interaction
The University of Texas launches the Robotics Consortium
The Robotics Consortium is a new initiative from UT Austin that seeks to forge a close relationship between university faculty and graduate students in robotics and our natural partners in industry.
UT Robotics Teams Join Forces for RoboCup@Home Standard Platform League
Professors Niekum, Thomaz, Sentis, Mooney, and Stone, along with their students and postdocs, are banding together to create a joint entry in the new RoboCup@Home Standard Platform League using the Toyota HSR robot.
IEEE and ROS-Industrial feature NRG's gestural interface for high precision tasks
The Nuclear & Applied Robotics Group takes its hands-free interface for high precision on the road