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News + Events 2014 Archive

September

Farewell Richard!
Farewell Richard!

Richard Stein, a researcher in the Biomedical Technologies Division, was farewelled by the UTARI family prior to his departure to biomedical company Stryker. 

LSUASC adds Airport Runway
LSUASC adds Airport Runway

The FAA recently approved a new range to test and fly unmanned aircraft that includes the Port Mansfield airport. 

The Shorthorn reports on arsenic analyzer
The Shorthorn reports on arsenic analyzer

Dr. Aditya Das and Dr. Purnendu Dasgupta partnered with Chipotle Business Group, Inc. to launch a fully functional arsenic analyzer prototype.

Arlington City Council approves unmanned vehicles grant
Arlington City Council approves unmanned vehicles grant

The Shorthorn reports on the city council approval of two proposals that would see the city apply for $40,000 in grants.

August

NCTCOG posts on UT Arlington UAS program
NCTCOG posts on UT Arlington UAS program

The North Texas Council of Governments published information on UT Arlington's unmanned vehicle system certificate program. 

Indian American Research highlighted
Indian American Research highlighted

Four of the first seven grants made by the Walmart U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund have been awarded to projects either led or co-led by Indian American Researchers. The UT Arlington effort is led by Dr. Aditya Das, a senior research scientist with UTARI.

Lone Star UAS Video Highlight Link Arrow
Lone Star UAS Video Highlight

Learn more about the LoneStar UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation research efforts and outreach.

Today's Medical Developments reports on Walmart Grant
Today's Medical Developments reports on Walmart Grant

A UTARI led UT Arlington team was recently awarded a $229,214 grant from the Walmart Foundation to build robotic small motor manufacturing system. 

From Intern to Industry
From Intern to Industry

The UTARI internship program provides invaluable knowledge and experience to develop students into industry leaders.

Walmart Foundation award reported in Today's Energy Solutions
Walmart Foundation award reported in Today's Energy Solutions

TES reports on the $229,214 grant UT Arlington was recently awarded from the Walmart Foundation.

FW Business Press reports on Walmart Grant
FW Business Press reports on Walmart Grant

The Fort Worth Business Press reports on UT Arlington being one of seven research institutions to receive part of $4 million in grants from the Walmart Foundation.

Walmart Foundation awards $229,214 manufacturing grant
Walmart Foundation awards $229,214 manufacturing grant

A UTARI led team has received a $229,214 grant from the Walmart Foundation to build a robotic small motors assembly and testing system.

Recognizing Summer 2014 Interns
Recognizing Summer 2014 Interns

UTARI takes pride in our outreach efforts across the community. 

Unmanned Vehicle Systems Certification Program expands
Unmanned Vehicle Systems Certification Program expands

The University of Texas at Arlington will start a new, graduate-level unmanned vehicle systems certification this fall in anticipation a growing need for engineers in that quickly emerging field.

Professors take research from lab to marketplace
Professors take research from lab to marketplace

Dr. Sandy Dasgupta partners with UTARI researcher Dr. Aditya Das and local business, Chipotle Business Group to develop a field analyzer for arsenic levels in water.

Girlgeneering Summer Camp tours UTARI
Girlgeneering Summer Camp tours UTARI

50 girls, ages grades 5-9, toured UTARI as apart of the UT Arlington College of Engineering Girlgeneering Summer Camp. 

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.