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Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education

March 9, 2022
MnRI's Brad Holschuh and Nikos Papanikolopoulos have received an award for their contributions
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Spring 2022 MnRI Seed Grants

January 31, 2022
New rounds of exciting MnRI Seed Grant funding have been issued!
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Tech from CSE startup Innotronics shakes up the wake boat market

December 1, 2021
Mechanical engineering research leads to industry commercialization
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Minnesota Robotics Institute Biennial Report

September 28, 2021
Summarizing the impact made by the Minnesota Robotics Institute so far, the Biennial Report highlights also other successes in the organization.
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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.