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TALKING ROBOTICS – Mines new Robotics Program will hold three talks about current topics in robotics, based on articles in the September 2020 Robotics & Automation Magazine, a special issue titled “On the Horizon for Robotics and Automation 2021.” You can see the Table of Contents here: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=100 Please save these dates and forward to others who might be interested:
SAVE THE DATES of Oct 14, Nov 11, and Dec 9 to join faculty and students from Mines’ new Robotics Program to talk about future horizons in robotics. We’ll look forward to seeing you there!
TALKING ROBOTICS Number 1 –
Wed, October 14 at 5:00PM – Kevin Moore, “Unmanned Aerial Vehicle-Based Hazardous Materials Response” https://mines.zoom.us/j/97244876594
TALKING ROBOTICS Number 2 –
Wed, November 11 at 5:00PM – Andrew Petruska, “Collaborative Surgical Robots: Optical Tracking During Endovascular Operations” https://mines.zoom.us/j/97203169736
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 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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- As COVID-19 spreads around the world, Mines student designs low-cost ventilator
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- Mines to offer PhDs, master’s degrees, certificates in robotics
The new graduate program will capitalize on the university’s deep expertise in field robotics and its niche in the geosciences and extractive industries.
- Zhang wins NSF CAREER Award for robot reflection, imagination research
It's not so much about make-believe but rather robots' ability to continually adapt to new scenarios without having to physically experience them first, the computer science assistant profes …