MScope explanation of parts for mouse brain imaging

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+
Ph.D. student Minghan Wei sits on automated tractor in grassy field

Autonomous Mower

March 22, 2021
An autonomous robotic mower is being tested in cow pastures at the University of Minnesota
Photo of humaoid robot in front of MnDRIVE banner

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
Hyun Soo Park portrait

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.
toddler plays with robot toy

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.
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