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3D-printed aortic root models

Researchers 3D print lifelike heart valve models

August 28, 2020
Organ model could improve surgical outcomes for thousands of patients worldwide
CSE researcher Parikshit Maini operates the self-driving cowbot

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.
diagram showing aerosol hot zones in classrooms

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
Boy playing with VR setup in park

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
Upright humanoid robot on beach

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
Timothy Kowalewski standing by computer screen

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.
Gemini-Huntley Lab Door

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.
truck rolling down embankment

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