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New Student Welcome Orientation
On September 23, 2020, a welcome and orientation event was held for the inaugural cohort of students in the Mines Robotics programs, providing practical information about the new interdisciplinary graduate program. To view the orientation slides click here. For any questions about the program , please email email@example.com.
An autonomous AED-delivering robot? These Mines students developed one in 36 hours and won SB Hacks.
Automated external defibrillators increase survival rates from sudden cardiac arrest, but only 50 percent of people know where to find an AED unit at work, according to the American Heart Association.
Seconds count when it comes to the potentially life-saving intervention, too – for each minute that passes without CPR and defibrillation, the chance of survival decreases 7 to 10 percent.
Over the course of the 36-hour hack-a-thon, the Mines team designed and built the Fully Autonomous AED Emergency Response System, which used security camera footage to automatically detect if someone in the building is suffering from sudden cardiac arrest and then dispatched a robot carrying an AED to that location. Read More.
- New on The Conveyor Podcast: Robot 101: Learning how to communicate and interact with humans
The possibility of robot overlords? Fortunately, we don’t have to worry about that for a while. For now, scientists and engineers are focused on improving basic human-robot interaction to perform simp …
- Tom Williams wins NSF CAREER Award to improve robotic communication skills
Williams will receive $549,999 over five years for his project, “Cognitively-Informed Memory Models for Language-Capable Robots,” which will apply lessons from cognitive psychology in hopes of develop …
- With artificial intelligence set to drive economic growth, researchers focus on AI for human health and safety
“Artificial intelligence is certainly on the rise and has been for several years,” said Tracy Camp, department head and professor of computer science at Mines. “There’s just so much in our world today …
- As COVID-19 spreads around the world, Mines student designs low-cost ventilator
Electrical engineering freshman Grant Kahl hopes the automated Ambu bag-ventilation system can be used in health care settings around the world where traditional-style ventilators are unavailable, too …