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Faculty Spotlight, Dr. Luis Sentis

Faculty Spotlight, Dr. Luis Sentis

 Exploring the Integration of Robotics in our Communities

Student Spotlight: Alexa Izquierdo

Student Spotlight: Alexa Izquierdo

 Alexa Izquierdo is a 3rd-year Mechanical Engineering student in the Robotics Minor Program at the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently working on an end-effector for a twin-twin transfusion surgery robot and has recently joined the Texas Aerial Robotics’ software team. She hopes to become a Robotics Engineer in the future so she can help innovate and solve problems within the field.

Celebrating Women at Texas Robotics

Celebrating Women at Texas Robotics

In honor of UT STEM Girl Day, Texas Robotics is celebrating a few of the many wonderful and talented women in robotics at the University of Texas. 

STEM Girl Day at UT and the "Introduce a Girl to Engineering" holiday aim to increase STEM access to young engineers and scientists. 

Help us to introduce more students to the exciting possibilities of a STEM career by bringing your k8-aged future roboticists to join Texas Robotics at the Anna Hiss Gymnasium Courtyard on February 23, 2024, 11:30 am - 4:00 pm for fun and educational robotics activities!

Read more to learn about the world-changing work of featured women at Texas Robotics.  

"ROBOT SZN"

"ROBOT SZN"

This fall, Texas Robotics hosted several robotics events, with experts from around the world converging on the Forty Acres to discuss the future of the field. Check out this article from Texas Engineer magazine to learn more. 

The Year of AI at UT Austin: AI and Robotics at Texas Robotics

The Year of AI at UT Austin: AI and Robotics at Texas Robotics

The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering and College of Natural Sciences are partnering on life-changing research in artificial intelligence and robotics — ensuring that UT continues to lead the way in launching tomorrow’s technologies. Learn more about Texas Robotics, the new Machine Learning Lab supported by a transformational gift from Amir and Zaib Husain, UT’s partnership with the Army Futures Lab and the campus being selected to house the NSF’s AI Institute for Foundations of Machine Learning.

2023 Robot Parade

2023 Robot Parade

Texas Robotics parades robots through campus to showcase research, programs, and achievements in robotics!

Nick Fey

Nick Fey

Dr. Nick Fey, University of Texas Alumnus, current Texas Robotics Core Faculty, and Director of Systems for Augmenting Human Mechanics Laboratory, is passionate about using engineering for good. His lab is at the forefront of revolutionizing technology for lower-limb robot prosthetics and assistive devices. 

Now Recruiting Faculty for Texas Robotics

Now Recruiting Faculty for Texas Robotics

Texas Robotics at the University of Texas at Austin invites
applications for tenure-track faculty positions. Outstanding
candidates in all areas of Robotics will be considered.
 

Student Spotlight: Elena Soto

Student Spotlight: Elena Soto

Elena Soto is a Master's student at Texas Robotics and member of the Rehabilitation and Neuromuscular Robotics Laboratory (ReNeu). She is graduating this summer and currently looking for a post-graduate position.

Elena has been developing a system that enables robotic arms to understand human movement and translate it into robotic movement, giving people with spinal cord injuries the ability to perform tasks that they could not otherwise perform. With the potential to transform the lives of people with spinal cord injuries, Elena's work is a testament to the dedication of students at Texas Robotics to make the world a better place.

Girl Day 2023

Girl Day 2023

Girl Day 2023 at Texas Robotics was a success!

Texas Robotics Symposium 2022

Texas Robotics Symposium 2022

Thank you to everyone who made the 2022 Texas Robotics Symposium possible.

Texas Robotics Graduate Portfolio Program

Texas Robotics Graduate Portfolio Program

Texas Robotics offers a Graduate Portfolio Program through which students can earn a “Certification of Expertise” distinction on their masters or doctorate level degree.


 

Ukrainian Volunteers Use 3D Printers to Save Lives

Ukrainian Volunteers Use 3D Printers to Save Lives

Texas Robotics would like to welcome Roman Mykhailyshyn, an Associate Professor of Automation Technological Processes and Manufacturing at Ternopil National Technical University, Ukraine. Dr Mykhailyshyn is joining us for the next year to continue his robotics research, as part of the UT Center for Russian and Eastern European and Eurasian Studies program to sponsor displaced Ukrainian scholars.

In a recent IEE Spectrum article, Dr Roman Mykhailyshyn highlights ways that volunteers in the Ukraine have used 3D printers to fabricate products used to support their troops and medics. 

UT Austin Selected for entry into EcoCAR EV Challange

UT Austin Selected for entry into EcoCAR EV Challange

Dr Joydeep Biswas of Texas Robotics and the College of Natural Sciences, along with Dr Junmin Wang and Dr Alex Huang of the Cockrell School of Engineering, are faculty advisors for the UT Austin team selected for entry into the EcoCar EV Challenge.

SparkCognition Parters with Texas Robotics

SparkCognition Parters with Texas Robotics

Professor Yuke Zhu Awarded NSF CAREER Award

Professor Yuke Zhu Awarded NSF CAREER Award

The National Science Foundation's CAREER Award celebrates early-career faculty who have demonstrated the potential to serve as academic role models and leaders in the mission of their department or organization. This is an annual award presented by the National Science Foundation (NSF) from which recipients receive a federal grant for research and education activities.

Texas Regional Robotics Symposium 2022

Texas Regional Robotics Symposium 2022

The Texas Regional Robotics Symposium was hosted by Texas Robotics this year!

Robot Soccer Players Move the Ball, and Technology, Forward

Robot Soccer Players Move the Ball, and Technology, Forward

Robot soccer is a test case for algorithms used in all kinds of applications, like using cameras for reasoning, or predicting the movements of others, said RoboCup President Peter Stone, who is also the executive director of Sony AI America, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and director of Texas Robotics.

TX Robotics featured in What Starts Here campaign

TX Robotics featured in What Starts Here campaign

The 2022 What Starts Here campaign highlights the collaboration between students and Faculty from Rehabilitation and Neuromuscular Robotics (ReNeu) and Clinical Neuroprosthetics & Brain Interaction (CNBI) labs.  

Keya Ghonasgi Selected for University Graduate Continuing Fellowship

Keya Ghonasgi Selected for University Graduate Continuing Fellowship

Outracing champion Gran Turismo drivers with deep reinforcement learning

Outracing champion Gran Turismo drivers with deep reinforcement learning

Joint project with Sony AI and TX Robotics featured in Nature

A Personal Experience Galvanizes Rehab Tech Researchers

A Personal Experience Galvanizes Rehab Tech Researchers

Many members of the UT community have rallied around James Sulzer — and his family.

US Patent Published by Inventors: Dr. Farshid Alambeigi, Alexander Cohen, Christopher R. Idelson, and Christopher Rylander

US Patent Published by Inventors: Dr. Farshid Alambeigi, Alexander Cohen, Christopher R. Idelson, and Christopher Rylander

Methods, systems and controllers for facilitating cleaning of an imaging element of an imaging device

'Feeling tumors': UT Austin, MD Anderson tech lets doctors better detect and cure fatal cancers

'Feeling tumors': UT Austin, MD Anderson tech lets doctors better detect and cure fatal cancers

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and MD Anderson Cancer Center are joining forces to better detect, diagnose and cure many common and fatal types of cancers.

According to the two UT System institutions, the goal is to combine the best expertise to improve patient outcomes.

Livie and the Robots

Livie and the Robots

James and Lindsay Sulzer have spent their careers developing technologies to help people recover from disease or injury. Their daughter’s freak accident changed their work—and lives—forever.