October 22, 2017

UAT Professors Rock Coding Seminars at the Great Arizona Code Challenge

Great Arizona Code Challenge

Photo above: Professor Mark Fedasiuk working with a student during the robot demo. The first annual Great Arizona Code Challenge took place at Infusionsoft Headquarters the weekend of July 24-25, offering 38 high school students the opportunity to attend coding seminars taught by UAT Professors, where they could ask questions and discuss their ideas. The Code Challenge started off with an ice breaker in order for the programmers to get acquainted and to inspire collaboration within the group. Infusionsoft provided attendees with a comfortable and fun work space where they could code around the clock to create an original game…

Shape the World: Aldebaran Robotics

aldebaran robotics

Aldebaran Robotics is hiring! Aldebaran is recruiting the best engineering, talents to join it’s humanoid robots’ dream team! What we are looking for? Passionate and creative people, experts, ambitious, able to think “out of the box”, convinced that Robotics is the next big thing. Are you searching for an innovative anf off-the-wall company, where we are building the future right now? You want to take up the challenges offered by robotics and shape the world? Check out our roles and career opportunities, and join us! www.aldebaran.com/en   Link to this post!Related PostsUAT Robotics Demos at CactusCon “Dog Robot” Pays a…

NASA Mars Rover Landing Free on Xbox Live

Want to get a taste of what it’s like to burn through the atmosphere on a NASA spacecraft? Xbox and NASA have teamed up to develop “Mars Rover Landing,” a skills game in which you use Kinect motion sensors to guide the rover Curiosity to land on Mars and successfully reach a target. The on demand game is available in 18 different languages. Download it for free on Xbox Live. File size is a modest 496MB. Link to this post!Related PostsUAT Students Form Teams for Extra Life Game Day Fundraiser Chief Science Officer Institute Returns to UAT Phone Charging Hack…

The Future of Robotics and AI

In celebration of Alan Turing’s 100th birthday, Google has a Turing Machine Doodle.  Wired has a retrospective on Turing‘s influence on computing, and a discussion of the validity of the Turing Test for machine intelligence. On a much more optimistic note, the Between the Lines blog has a great article on the near future of robotics and AI, with opinions by computing pioneers such as Peter Norvig and Judea Pearl. Link to this post!Related PostsUAT Welcomes Southern Colorado Girls STEM Initiative to Future You University VEX U Championship Results AZ Tech Beat Visits UAT on #ExposeTheAwesome Tour Recent TV Programing…

Cheap Wireless Arduino Programming

The engineers at NoMi Design have just released a neat design for programming your Arduino wirelessly using only a handful of inexpensive parts.  The design uses remote control infrared emitters and receivers to send the program to an Arduino. The downside is that the target Arduino must use the SuperDuplex bootloader (which requires an ISP programmer), and the range is limited to a few feet of line-of-sight.  However, this is a great solution for those times when you have to program a microcontroller in application, or hard to take apart. Link to this post!Related PostsFirst-Time College Bound? Set Yourself Up…