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MnRI Faculty and grad student win honorable mention at CVPR 2021

June 22, 2021
Congratulations to CS&E Ph.D. student Yasamin Jafarian and assistant professor Hyun Soo Park for receiving the best paper honorable mention at the 2021 Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern
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Smart Bike Predicts Cars' Trajectories, Honks To Warn of Impending Crash

June 4, 2021
Onboard sensors and sophisticated algorithms could alert drivers, but what about cost?
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First-Hand Experience: Deep Learning Lets Amputee Control Prosthetic Hand, Video Games

June 1, 2021
Path-breaking work that translates an amputee's thoughts into finger motions, and even commands in video games, holds open the possibility of humans controlling just about anything digital with
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Unique mini-microscope provides insight into complex brain functions

April 6, 2021
Head-mounted device on free-moving mice reveals how regions of the brain interact+
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Autonomous Mower

March 22, 2021
An autonomous robotic mower is being tested in cow pastures at the University of Minnesota
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Spring 2021 MnRI Seed Grant recipients announced

February 8, 2021
The Spring 2021 recipients of Minnesota Robotics Institute funded seed grants are announced; many new and intriguing projects begin
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University of Minnesota part of Toyota Research Institute’s new initiative

January 27, 2021
MnRI's Assistant Professor Hyun Soo Park will lead the TRI-sponsored research at the University of Minnesota.
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Building a brighter future with robotics

December 3, 2020
From exploring shipwrecks to air-dropping supplies in a pandemic, U of M faculty and students are designing robots for the 21st century.
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Researchers 3D print lifelike heart valve models

August 28, 2020
Organ model could improve surgical outcomes for thousands of patients worldwide
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Agriculture’s ‘Roomba’ is almost here

August 19, 2020
UMN team develops self-driving “cowbot” to mow farm pastures. The research includes key contributions from MnRI faculty.
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New study explores how coronavirus travels indoors

July 28, 2020
A new study from the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering analyzes how the coronavirus spreads indoors—information that could help businesses and schools take precautions to
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Faculty in MnRI and the Department of American Indian Studies partner for a new project

July 1, 2020
‘Mixed Reality Spatial Interaction for Diverse Communities’ project is revised, with additionally MnRI funding, in order to get technology into community hands while accounting for pandemic