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Recipients named for 2020 Minnesota Robotics Institute Seed Grants

February 13, 2020
MnRI Seed Grants funding was released earlier this week, marking the first wave of funding for individual proposals.
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University of Minnesota professor developing 'smart' bike to increase cyclist safety

February 4, 2020
A University of Minnesota professor is trying to re-engineer bike safety by developing a safer bike.
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State Patrol warns of using cruise control during winter after truck rolls down I-35 embankment

January 31, 2020
The State Patrol says there were no serious injuries, but used it as an example of why drivers shouldn't use cruise control during the winter.
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Maria L. Gini Selected as ACM Fellow

December 12, 2019
The accomplishments of the 2019 ACM Fellows underpin the technologies that define the digital age and greatly impact our professional and personal lives. This years' crop of fellows includes
smart fabrics

Researchers invent shape-changing textiles powered only by body heat

October 30, 2019
Technology has significant implications for medical, aerospace, and commercial applications
Ph.D. student Minghan Wei sits on automated tractor in grassy field

Coming soon to a pasture near you: A tractor with a mind of its own

September 9, 2019
University of Minnesota team, Toro researchers are developing a robotic mower for farmers.
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VIDEO: University of Minnesota reports breakthrough in 3-D printing for spinal cord repair

August 9, 2019
University of Minnesota engineers and medical researchers have created a groundbreaking 3D-printed device that could help patients with long-term spinal cord injuries regain some function.
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U of M students work with NASA on new space suit

July 19, 2019
Students from the University of Minnesota are hoping to help make a leotard-style spacesuit, which NASA has been trying to develop for decades.
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The right squeeze: Space technology and compression garments

June 28, 2019
A University of Minnesota team is using space technology to develop compression clothing for earthlings.
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Research projects study automated orchard management

June 8, 2019
Fruit orchards are complex environments, which makes automation difficult. But two robotics projects recently awarded grants from USDA could eliminate some of the barriers to automated orchard
Mice brain 3D implant

3D-printed transparent skull provides a window to the brain

April 2, 2019
Device could provide new insight for brain research on concussions, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
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Battle of the bots

March 4, 2019
University robotics team to compete in Land O’Lakes college competition