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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
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10 Best Colleges To Study Robotics Engineering

May 14, 2020
The University of Minnesota ranks fourth.
Robot for sanitation

UMN MnRI scientists to build automated robotics system for sanitation and disinfection

April 24, 2020
In a project led by CSE and Minnesota Robotics Institute (MnRI) personnel, the DISTROY Robotics system will be capable of remotely sanitizing and disinfecting commercial environments, such as
COVID-19 robot CAD

With MnRI assistance, UMN Robotics student group to develop a robot that administers medical care

April 24, 2020
Members of the UMN Robotics Student group, led by Amalia Schwartzwald, have started to develop a robot capable of operating in ER, checking for fever or a cough, and much more. The Minnesota Robotics
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Prof. Tim Kowalewski honored as McKnight Presidential Fellow

March 31, 2020
MnRI faculty Prof. Tim Kowalewski is a 2020 recipient of the McKnight Presidential Fellow Program.
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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.
Self aware bike

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.