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News + Events 2015 Archive

December

NAI Names Refsnider, Dimos and Nygren as Fellows
NAI Names Refsnider, Dimos and Nygren as Fellows

Kenneth Reifsnider, Presidential Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering along with Duane Dimos, UTA vice president for research and David Nygren, Presidential Distinguished Professor of Physics are named as NAI 2015 Fellows.

Dasgupta one of two from UTA on Analytical Scientist Power List
Dasgupta one of two from UTA on Analytical Scientist Power List

Dasgupta is widely known for his work in discovering an environmentally friendly analysis of arsenic in drinking water.


November

Dr. Lewis Receives 2016 Intelligent Systems Award
Dr. Lewis Receives 2016 Intelligent Systems Award

AIAA will honor Frank Lewis for several of his contributions including intelligent neural-adaptive controls that mimic the neural networks in the brain, incorporating feedback mechanisms that improve the capacity of autopilots and ensure that autonomous aircraft follow prescribed trajectories.

PR-2 Demonstrates Assistive Living
PR-2 Demonstrates Assistive Living

Division head Mike McNair and research scientist Cody Lundberg talk to KTVT Channel 11 about the role robots will play in assistive living in the future.

Mike McNair talks Automated Convoys in Unmanned Systems
Mike McNair talks Automated Convoys in Unmanned Systems

U.S. ground forces are working with industry and academic partners to develop robotic convoys. Mike McNair, Automation and Intelligent Systems division head at UTARI adds to the discussion of who and how automated convoys are being used in the military.

STEM Student Training and UTARI AS Lab
STEM Student Training and UTARI AS Lab

A National Science Foundation grant led by Frank Lewis, Ph.D. and A. Davoudi, Ph.D. is coming to a close but the effects of the study are far-reaching.

October

Channel 11 Reports on Hand Healing Prototypes
Channel 11 Reports on Hand Healing Prototypes

KTVT CBS 11 runs segment on UTARI REHEAL and ReHab gloves, stressing how technology breakthroughs could assist humankind.

Dr. Reifsnider Speaks to Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Dr. Reifsnider Speaks to Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Dr. Kenneth Reifsnider presents "Materials Epigenetics; the part of composite materials that doesn't add up," Woolf Hall room 402, Friday, October 16 at 2:00PM

Dr. Abhyankar to Present at UTA Bioengineering Dept.
Dr. Abhyankar to Present at UTA Bioengineering Dept.

UTARI Biological Microsytems presents "Toward Microscale Tissue Engineered Models of Human Disease." Nedderman Hall room 203, Wednesday, October 14 at 1:00PM. 

UTARI and University of Washington Develop REHEAL Glove
UTARI and University of Washington Develop REHEAL Glove

UTARI in collaboration with the University of Washington design, develop and test a REHEAL glove that delivers medicine to patients, which speeds up healing to extremities.

Mike McNair Elected by Members of NAMC to Board of Directors
Mike McNair Elected by Members of NAMC to Board of Directors

Mike McNair, UTARI head of Automation and Intelligent Systems, has been member-elected to the National Advanced Mobility Consortium's board of directors for the Academic Research Institution Seat.

September

Channel 8 story of Robotic Glove Designed to Help Stroke Victims
Channel 8 story of Robotic Glove Designed to Help Stroke Victims

Strokes can cause all sorts of damage;including loss of hand movement. But research scientists at UTARI have created a device that has the potential to make a big difference.

Channel 8 ABC News reports on Robotic Nurse Aid project at UTA
Channel 8 ABC News reports on Robotic Nurse Aid project at UTA

"[A]fter more than 30 years of research, robots are to the point where they are safe enough to be around people, [and] robust enough to complete some tasks of interest that will be useful to the average person" -Dan Popa

 

Dr. Wijesundara to Present at UTA Bioengineering Dept.
Dr. Wijesundara to Present at UTA Bioengineering Dept.

UTARI Biomedical Division to present rehabilitation and preventative care devices at UTA 's Nedderman Hall room 203 on Wednesday, September 9, at 1:00PM.

Dr. Lewis Receives Patent for Real Time Process
Dr. Lewis Receives Patent for Real Time Process

Dr. Frank Lewis of UTA and UTARI and collaborators has developed the Integral Reinforcement Learning, which is a process by which a device learns and makes control decisions in reaction to a set of variables that changes based on each previous decision.

Dr. Dasgupta Wins NASA Grant to Develop Amino Acid Detection
Dr. Dasgupta Wins NASA Grant to Develop Amino Acid Detection

Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta wins almost $1 million from NASA to further the search for amino acids, the so-called building blocks of life. 

August

Dr. McCabe Speaks to ATA
Dr. McCabe Speaks to ATA

Dr. Michael McCabe, executive director of UTARI, will address the Arlington Technology Association on Wednesday, September 2. He will describe how the UTARI interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers link discovery, development, and commercialization to achieve economic impact. 

UNTHSC, UTARI Develop Patient-Friendly Sleep Apnea Solution
UNTHSC, UTARI Develop Patient-Friendly Sleep Apnea Solution

A new system being developed by researchers at UTARI and UNTHSC could make it easier for people with sleep apnea to get a good night’s rest.

Soft Robotic Glove for Rehabilitation
Soft Robotic Glove for Rehabilitation

A collaboration between UTARI and UNT Health Science Center could bring rehabilitation hope to victims of stroke.

eScience News Reports on Collaboration with UTARI and Skyven
eScience News Reports on Collaboration with UTARI and Skyven

UTARI and Dallas-based Skyven Technologies have been awarded a NSF's SBIR program grant to build and test a Phase 1 prototype of a novel optics system for concentrating sunlight more than 1,000 times the usual amplification.

July

Hydrocephalus Kids Foundation Shares Story About New Project
Hydrocephalus Kids Foundation Shares Story About New Project

"The entire hydrocephalus community is invested in seeing this research project yield results." said Michael Illions, VP and Dir of Advocacy, Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation. "A better shunt and less brain surgeries equal a much better outcome for those living with hydrocephalus."

UTARI-Sponsored ROVER Team Interviewed by Protocase Link Arrow
UTARI-Sponsored ROVER Team Interviewed by Protocase

University Rover Society (URC) Episode 4 highlights and interviews the UTA ROVER Team. This is the teams' second visit, and they are showing-off multiple quad-coptor applications.

BioNews Shares UTA and UNT-HSC Collaboration
BioNews Shares UTA and UNT-HSC Collaboration

A UT Arlington/UNT Health Science Center project aimed at building a prototype for an implantable in-line shunt flow monitoring system that would deliver both on-demand and continuous readings of hydrocephalus.

Design News Highlights Walmart Grant
Design News Highlights Walmart Grant

A UT Arlington project aimed at developing a manufacturing system that will autonomously prepare small motor sub-systems and assemble motor components was mentioned in a Design News article about Walmart’s efforts to buy-and-sell more U.S. made products.

June

MicroManufacturing
MicroManufacturing

Robotic machine being developed by researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington may help bring offshore manufacturing jobs back to the U.S.

Dallas Morning News and the USMS
Dallas Morning News and the USMS

The U.S. Manufacturing Symposium focuses on ways to bring manufacturing back to the U.S.A.

Business Press and USMS
Business Press and USMS

UTARI researchers are developing automated technologies that could restore stateside products production.

May

UT Arlington Opens Silicon Valley Office
UT Arlington Opens Silicon Valley Office

The University of Texas at Arlington announces a new partnership with a longtime Silicon Valley entrepreneur and alumna who will establish a strategic outpost to match technology developed within the University with investors and corporate partners.

April

UTARI's National Robotic Showcase 2015
UTARI's National Robotic Showcase 2015

It was a day of learning at the 2015 National Robotics Showcase.

University Rover Team Advances
University Rover Team Advances

The R.O.V.E.R. Society at UT Arlington, supported in part by UTARI, is one of 23 teams from across the globe to advance to the 2015 University Rover Challenge Finals. 

March

UTARI Student Employees Honored
UTARI Student Employees Honored

Two UTARI student employees were acknowledged for their effort during a recent awards reception.

Soft Robotic Glove Aims to Improve Hand Rehabilitation
Soft Robotic Glove Aims to Improve Hand Rehabilitation

UTARI researchers a rehabilitative robotic glove to be used after stroke or surgery.

February

TECH Fort Worth hosts Latin American Incubator Program
TECH Fort Worth hosts Latin American Incubator Program

TECH Fort Worth’s Latin American incubator program is in discussion for partnerships with UT Arlington. Benjamin Castaneda of Medical Innovation & Technology (Peru) is working on an agreement with the UT Arlington Research Institute to collaborate on a project.

Dasgupta Receives American Chemical Society Award
Dasgupta Receives American Chemical Society Award

Dr. Purnendu "Sandy" Dasgupta, the Jenkins Garrett Professor of Chemistry at The University of Texas at Arlington, has received the 2015 American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry J. Calvin Giddings Award for Excellence in Education. 

UT Arlington Computer System to Reserve Vehicles for Veterans
UT Arlington Computer System to Reserve Vehicles for Veterans

A University of Texas at Arlington computer scientist is designing a reservation/reminder software system as part of a project that will eventually transport veterans on military bases to doctors' appointments using driverless cars.

The Guardian Features UTA’s Work to Help Children with Autism
The Guardian Features UTA’s Work to Help Children with Autism

The work of Dr. Dan Popa, UTARI affiliated faculty member from the Department of Electrical Engineering, is highlighted in a recent article about autism research involving Zeno, a humanoid robot.

College of Engineering Faculty Bring Research Into Light
College of Engineering Faculty Bring Research Into Light

New research from UTA Electrical Engineering faculty members is focusing on the utilization of light in a wide range of technologies.

January

 UTARI Affiliated Faculty Member Receives Department of Energy Grant
UTARI Affiliated Faculty Member Receives Department of Energy Grant

Dr. Haiying Huang, professor of sensor technology at UTA’s Mechanical and Aerospace Department, has received a grant to further development of a sensor system to monitor coal-fired boilers.

Reifsnider to Head New Institute for Predictive Performance of Advanced Materials and Structures
Reifsnider to Head New Institute for Predictive Performance of Advanced Materials and Structures

UTA has hired Dr. Kenneth Reifsnider, a renowned expert in high temperature energy systems and composite materials, to lead its new materials and structures institute.

UT System Chancellor Visits UTA
UT System Chancellor Visits UTA

New University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven visited UTA’s campus in late January. During his two-day visit the retired four-star Navy admiral learned more about UTA’s research initiatives, including current robotics projects.