December 13, 2017

UAT Robotics Demos at CactusCon

Robotics Village at Cactus Con 2017

UAT attended CactusCon 2017 in the Robotics Village on Saturday, October 1, at Phoenix Convention Center. UAT Professor Joseph Horen showed off robot demonstrations as well as Arduino programming labs for attendees to learn to program and see the results via the hardware. The Robotics Village was a new edition to Cactus Con but turned out to be a popular event for 8-17-year-olds who wanted to learn about Cyber Security and Robotics. Related PostsAugmented Reality – What You See Is… Amazing! “Instinct” Military Survival Film Wins Two Awards UAT Game Students Playtest Game for Local Developer E-Line Media Importance of…

“Dog Robot” Pays a Visit to STEAM Night at Power Ranch Elementary

STEAM Night at Power Ranch Elementary

Robotics and Embedded Systems student Kenneth Vorseth along with Professor Jill Coddington attended STEAM Night at Power Ranch Elementary on Thursday, Sept 21, showing off the 6-wheeled “dog robot” along. The “Dog Robot” was very exciting for the kids, and Kenneth had an excellent demo of the vision system including a good field test experience. This was a time to demonstrate robots and STEAM-related technologies. UAT faculty and students were a huge hit with the 6 wheeled dog robot as well as a vision system. Professor Coddington also enjoyed chatting with parents who work in industry and the Higley High…

Geek Picnic Festival at ITMO University in Russia

Geek Picnic Russia

Professor Natasha Vita-More is speaking at the upcoming Science, Technology, and Arts festival, Geek Picnic Festival. ITMO University is organizing lectures with breakthrough scientists and experts, including the developer of Power Foot BiOm Hugh Herr with MIT, neurobiologist and neuroengineer Randal Koene, scientist and author of “Body by Design” Natasha Vita-More, and physicist and one of the organizers of World Science Festival Brian Greene. The University will also showcase a “Smart Home,” where innovative technologies and robots bring maximum comfort to humans’ life. One of the largest popular science festivals in Russia. Some of the activities include: “Robot Park” and drone…

TR Tackles Automation and Work Issues

foxconn

Technology Review is featuring a series of articles related to businesses integrating humans, robots, and algorithms into their operations. One theme that catches the eye is based on Foxconn’s plans to replace factory workers with industrial robots, a plan that was announced last year. Foxconn’s Chinese operations provides electronics manufacturing services to Apple and other leading tech companies, and services a considerable chunk of the consumer electronics market worldwide. From a business perspective, the benefits of automation are obvious: this is cheaper in the long term since robots can work longer hours than humans, do not ask for wages or…

2012 ComicCon Reflection on the Masses (Masses of Fun That Is!)

Phoenix Comicon

Another year, another Phoenix ComicCon. ComicCon 2012 was another banner event for both the area and for UAT’s presence at the event. Wil Wheaton commented in the The Next Generation panel that Phoenix ComicCon was one of the best run conferences around and I have to concur. Over 32,000 people played, gamed, screened, dressed up and otherwise had great fun at the event. For UAT, the Digital Video students films screened as a part of the Con film festival. Students attended in droves enjoying the panels and events like StoryTime with Wil Wheaton. The UAT autonomous robotics class project Murphy,…