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News + Events 2012 Archive

December

UTARI launches new Assistive Robotics Lab
UTARI launches new Assistive Robotics Lab

RE2 Inc., a robotics engineering firm associated with Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, donated a robotic nursing assistant, which can aid caretakers with physical tasks such as helping a patient sit up.

UTA engineers teach robots how to feel through sensory-laden skin
UTA engineers teach robots how to feel through sensory-laden skin

Engineers at UT Arlington's Research Institute (UTARI) recently won a $1.35 million grant from the National Science Foundation that will fund a project to help robots feel pressure, pain, temperature and other data through skin. Robot skin.

Advanced Manufacturing Symposium includes industry showcase
Advanced Manufacturing Symposium includes industry showcase

The Advanced Manufacturing Symposium included speakers from Lockheed Martin, Zyvex Labs, MicroFab Inc., and National Instruments, and concluded with a poster session and industry showcase.

November

Mission now includes tiny swarm robots and helping wounds heal
Mission now includes tiny swarm robots and helping wounds heal

Ever heard of swarm robotics? Really, really cool gadgets. They're very small, can communicate with each other, have some aspects of artificial intelligence and are deployed in swarms, using sensors to gather information in places where it's not safe or wise for their handlers to go.

April

Research advances around Dallas-Fort Worth include better burn treatment
Research advances around Dallas-Fort Worth include better burn treatment

A new mask under development could enhance the healing process and minimize scarring from severe facial burns. The biomask, which will act as a wound dressing, has the potential to heal burns in a more natural way, allowing more movement than skin grafts do.