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We invite you to join us to learn about UT's newly launched Robotics Consortium at the our kick-off showcase event (RSVP required).

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Ufuk Topcu, an assistant professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics, is one of eight UT Austin professors selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to receive a 2017 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.

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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.The competition will be the last week of July in Nagoya, Japan.

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Grad School Hub had some kind words to say about our fledgling robotics program, and after just one one year, has us in the top 10 robotic programs in the nation. From their web site: "The University of Texas at Austin only established its robotics program last year, making this one of the youngest robotics engineering degrees in the country. So how is it also one of the best?

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Profs. Niekum, Sentis, Stone, and Thomaz were selected to receive an HSR robot from Toyota and will participate in the first RoboCup@Home Standard Platform League in Nagoya, Japan during the summer of 2017.

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Threading the needle video

The Nuclear & Applied Robotics Group took its hands-free interface for high precision on the road a few weeks back and deployed the system on a robot at the Southwest Research Institute who were kind enough to produce a nice video of the results.

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In 2014 the Seton Brain and Spine Recovery Center had a problem. Their patients were performing shoulder exercises incorrectly and subjecting themselves to further injury. “We were looking for a device to help cue the patient when they are overusing the upper trapezius and hiking the shoulder,” says Eric Lantz, an occupational therapist at Seton. Dr. Sulzer and his students went straight to work to address the problem . Click here to read the full article.

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We are pleased to announce the schedule for the UT Robotics Seminar series for Spring 2016. The seminars will be held every other week on Wed 4-5pm in GDC 4.304

Please contact Dr. Luis Sentis or Dr. Scott Niekum for more information. 

 

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As part of the Graduate Portfolio Program in Robotics, we are launching a seminar series. The seminars will be held every other week on Wed 11am-noon in CPE 2.206.

On Sept 16th, Dr. Ashish Deshpande and his students will present the ongoing activities in the ReNeu Robotics Lab.

Please contact Dr. Luis Sentis or Dr. Scott Niekum for more information. 

 

 

 

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On April 4th 2015, the University of Texas at Austin’s Robotics and Automation Society is will be holding our third annual Convention for Unconventional Robotics Movement (CURM). We would like to extend an invitation to you or any of your students with an interest in robotics. Additional CURM information can be found at http://ras.ece.utexas.edu/curm.html.

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Congratulations to members of the LARG lab, who won first place at the the internationalRoboCup 2014 competition in the 3D simulation league with our team UT. A full article on the event can be found here. The full results can be found here.

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We regularly give tours to students from the local area middle schools and high schools.