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In the News

MnRI would like to highlight the following individuals.

Empowering Robots with Intelligence: Innovations in Industrial and Social Robotics

Our research revolves around the development of intelligent robots and autonomous systems. We focus on two key domains: industrial robotics and social robotics. In these domains, we encounter several

Navigating in Challenging Environments - GPS Degraded Signals and Signals of Opportunity

Aerospace researchers continuously tackle the problem of exploring distant places while navigating challenging environments closer to home with greater precision and accuracy.
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Summer 2023 Updates from the Director

As we approach the end of summer, we are proud to highlight MnRI’s free summer Tech Camps for middle schoolers. We congratulate the graduates of the 2023 and MS in Robotics program.
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Minnesota Robotics Institute June 2023 Tech Camp

This week the Minnesota Robotics Institute hosted 20 youths from the Minnesota African Women's Association, MAWA program at our first annual summer Tech Camp of 2023.

Tenth Annual Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium- Poster Award

Kim Gustafson, a Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering, was the first-place poster award winner out of the 110 posters presented at the Tenth Annual Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium. A MnRI Seed
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Intelligent Transportation Systems Research at MnRI

MnRI faculty and researchers are participating in several transportation projects involving connected vehicles, autonomous operation, intelligent warning systems, and robotics.

New AI Institute Focused on Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has just announced a $20 million grant for a new AI Institute led by the University of Minnesota, focusing on climate-smart agriculture and forestry. Named AI-
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End of the Semester Updates from the MnRI Director (Nikos)

As we approach the end of the academic year, we want to highlight the accomplishments of our faculty and students in the M.S. in Robotics program.

IRVLab Week in Holetown, Barbados

The IRV Lab team wrapping up a week of sea trials at the Bellairs Research Centre in Holetown, Barbados with their robotic work(sea) horses.
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Spring 2023 MnRI Seed Grants

New rounds of exciting MnRI Seed Grant funding have been issued!
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McKnight Land-Grant Professorship

Congratulations to the 2023 Award Recipient- Professor Ognjen Ilic, Mechanical Engineering, College of Science & Engineering.

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