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News + Events 2014 Archive

July

Wounded Warrior surprised with custum-built Smart Home
Wounded Warrior surprised with custum-built Smart Home

U.S. Army Specialist Michael Crawford was the recipient of a one-of-a-kind custom built mortgage free Smart Home.

June

Researchers demo Kuka youBot Link Arrow
Researchers demo Kuka youBot

Researchers demonstrate mobile manipulator control using non-standard input devices. 

Award-winning Student Competition Teams Honored
Award-winning Student Competition Teams Honored

Students from the MicroRobotics and ORION teams' were recognized for their hard work with a reception at Nedderman Hall. 

Two Student-Engineering Teams win International Challenges
Two Student-Engineering Teams win International Challenges

Two UT Arlington student-engineering teams captured first-place honors at the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Hong Kong.

SUAS team takes 9th place at international competition
SUAS team takes 9th place at international competition

The SUAS Competition, aimed at stimulating and fostering interest in unmanned air systems, technologies and careers, focuses on engaging students in a challenging mission.

Applied Robotics for Installation and Base Operations (ARIBO)
Applied Robotics for Installation and Base Operations (ARIBO)

ARIBO, initiated by the US Army, is a series of automated vehicle pilots (or CPS pilots) using federal installations and universities as test-beds. 

Students face off at the Unmanned Aerial Systems Competition
Students face off at the Unmanned Aerial Systems Competition

Engineering students’ creative skills will be tested as they compete in the 12th annual Student Unmanned Air Systems competition today through Sunday in Maryland.

Student Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition Team
Student Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition Team

A team of students developed an autonomous robotic platform aimed at competing in Detroit, MI.

Internships spur interest in technology
Internships spur interest in technology

Eileen Clements, UTARI’s research director, says the internship provides hands-on experience that will benefit a career while also promoting a love of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Lt. Gen. Horoho discusses the performance triad at UT Arlington Link Arrow
Lt. Gen. Horoho discusses the performance triad at UT Arlington

Lt. General Horoho, Surgeon General of the Army, presented on Army medicine to UT Arlington faculty, staff, and students. 

NSF funds efforts to market UT Arlington arsenic analyzer
NSF funds efforts to market UT Arlington arsenic analyzer

UTARI researchers and UT Arlington faculty collaborated to develop  an affordable, environmentally friendly field analyzer for arsenic levels in water.

Wounded Warrior Foundations meet at UTARI
Wounded Warrior Foundations meet at UTARI

Foundations who serve veterans and their families gather to discuss points of collaboration.

Autonomous Technology to be Presented at the SmartAmerica Challenge Summit
Autonomous Technology to be Presented at the SmartAmerica Challenge Summit

ARIBO is accelerating this game-changing industry which will have profound economic impact for the US.

May

Assistive technologies at UT Arlington
Assistive technologies at UT Arlington

UT Arlington scientists are on the leading edge of assistive living research, designing smart homes and programming lifelike robots that could transform care for the elderly, disabled, and injured.

Air Time
Air Time

Unmanned vehicle research takes flight at UT Arlington.

General Lynch speaks at ROTC Commissioning Ceremony Link Arrow
General Lynch speaks at ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

General Lynch had the pleasure to be the guest speaker at the Spring 2014 ROTC Commissioning Ceremony.

Unmanned Systems showcased at AUVSI Link Arrow
Unmanned Systems showcased at AUVSI

UTARI researchers and staff highlighed unmanned demos with over 8,000 attendees at the annual AUVSI conference.

Quadcopter and Jaguar to highlight platform interaction at AUVSI
Quadcopter and Jaguar to highlight platform interaction at AUVSI

Booth 970 with feature demos from unmanned vehicles, as well as remote presence system Beam.

Unmanned Vehicle Systems and Assistive Technology at AUVSI
Unmanned Vehicle Systems and Assistive Technology at AUVSI

Unmanned systems and assistive robotics are the highlight of UTARI's booth at AUVSI.

April

Lt. General Horoho speaks on the Performance Triad
Lt. General Horoho speaks on the Performance Triad

Lt. General Patricia D. Horoho is the first nurse and first female to be in this prestigious role and addressed the UTA community on Monday, April 21 at the Rosebud Theater. 

 

Gary Sinise visits UTARI
Gary Sinise visits UTARI

Assisting veterans was the topic of discussion during Gary Sinise's visit to UTARI. 

 

Unmanned Systems Technology reports on Certificate Program
Unmanned Systems Technology reports on Certificate Program

The University of Texas at Arlington has announced a new unmanned vehicle systems undergraduate certificate for students interested in careers in one of the nation’s most exciting engineering fields, the website Unmanned Systems Technology reported.

 

Local media highlights Certificate Program and Roboweek
Local media highlights Certificate Program and Roboweek

The National Robotics Week Expo and announcement of the Unmanned Systems Certificate Program garnered the attention of several local media outlets.

Celebrating Everything Robotic
Celebrating Everything Robotic

To celebrate National Robotics Week, UTARI hosted a "Flea Market" to showcase robotics from across the DFW.

 

Radio show features UTARI
Radio show features UTARI

The Traders Network radio show stays ahead of the curve by featuring leading market and business professionals, sophisticated technology, and the analytics needed to identify the most lucrative investment strategies.

 

General Lynch named as 2014 Robotics Alley Advisor
General Lynch named as 2014 Robotics Alley Advisor

Robotics Alley‘s Advisors are industry experts dedicated to growing robotics and automation in the Midwest and putting America’s heartland on the global robotics map.

 

Robotic Revolution
Robotic Revolution

Fort Worth Magazine delves into DFW's innovative robotic world for a glimpse at technology being built right here at home.

 

March

Biomedical Technologies Symposium
Biomedical Technologies Symposium

Leaders from industry, academia, and government joined to discuss advances in tissue regeneration and repair.

 

Robotic capabilities demonstrated at UTA Library
Robotic capabilities demonstrated at UTA Library

Lt. General Rick Lynch discusses adaptive leadership and assistive technologies at the March 19th Focus on Faculty event. 

 

Springtime and Robots
Springtime and Robots

Spring forward into student robotic competition season in our latest blog post.

 

 

February

Arlington ISD promotes intership Link Arrow
Arlington ISD promotes intership

Interns from Arlington ISD promote their hands-on work at UTARI.

 

UTARI featured in U.S. Veterans Magazine
UTARI featured in U.S. Veterans Magazine

You can read about UTARI's work with Assistive Technologies on pages 86-87.

 

Taking Off, Part II
Taking Off, Part II

Investment in the research and development of unmanned systems provides a wealth of opportunities to increase the efficacy of industries from national security to agriculture.


January

Unmanned Systems Consortium Media Coverage
Unmanned Systems Consortium Media Coverage

Local media coverage and photos from the Unmanned Systems Consortium.

 

Taking Off
Taking Off

As we gain progressively more mature technology, we’re likely to see UAS utilized more frequently in tasks that are difficult, dirty or dangerous for humans – border surveillance, law enforcement, agricultural and forestry monitoring, and a wide scope of research efforts.


UTARI: RIC Americas Member of the Week
UTARI: RIC Americas Member of the Week

ROS-Industrial Consortium is an open source project that extends the advanced capabilities of the Robot Operating System (ROS) software to new industrial applications.


Safety Systems for Unmanned Aircraft
Safety Systems for Unmanned Aircraft

Four UT Arlington Research Institute faculty members will play key roles on the Texas team that will develop safety systems for unmanned aircraft in a project hailed as a potential economic boon for the state and the nation.


Smart Homes Getting Smarter
Smart Homes Getting Smarter

The coming months will be filled with a massive amount of research and development for the H-E-B Smart Homes project. The hope is that this initiative is simply the beginning of hundreds of Smart Homes across the country for our severely injured soldiers.