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  • Asst. Prof. Marianna Maiaru

    Engineering Profs’ Robotics and Composite Materials Research Win $1M in Funding

    Two researchers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering – Asst. Profs. Yan Gu and Marianna Maiaru – were recognized by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Air Force, respectively, with faculty early career development grants totaling $1,015,000. The funding will help advance research on robot walking and the process modeling of composite materials.
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  • Student demo at HEROES lab.

    Congresswoman Lori Trahan Gets HEROES Welcome

    U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan learned about the latest technology used in parachutes and other battlefield innovations while touring the HEROES lab on Feb. 20.
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  • Beth Humberd and Scott Latham pose with a robot at the NERVE Center

    Are Robots Coming for Your Job?

    Manning School of Business faculty Scott Latham and Beth Humberd examined four ways that jobs will respond to automation in a research article published in MIT Sloan Management Review.
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  • Workers put finishing touches on the Cumnock Marketplace

    Everything is New Again at Dandeneau Hall

    The Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science departments have moved to a remodeled (and renamed) Dandeneau Hall – one of Facilities Management’s several major renovation projects this summer.
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  • Prof. Holly Yanco with a Baxter robot

    Researchers to Develop Self-Evaluating Robots

    Robotics experts from UMass Lowell, Carnegie Mellon University, Brigham Young University and Tufts University are working together to give humanoid robots and other autonomous systems the ability to assess themselves in terms of how well they can perform a given task.
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  • Valkyrie humanoid robot

    UMass Lowell Hands Extend Reach of ARM

    UMass Lowell, home to one of the most advanced robotics-testing centers in the nation, will be a partner in a $250 million robotics institute -- with the goal of producing new technologies and opportunities for workers in advanced manufacturing.
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  • Prof. Holly Yanco with Valkyrie robot

    Valkyrie Robot to Assist in Nuclear Facility Cleanup

    Thanks to a $1.5 million grant from the Department of Energy, a team of robotics experts is studying ways in which a humanoid robot can help clean up America’s decommissioned nuclear production facilities.
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  • NERVE Center robot

    Professors Win Grants for Innovative Research

    Three teams of UMass Lowell researchers — led by Prof. Holly Yanco and Assoc. Prof. Yu Cao, both from the Department of Computer Science, and Asst. Prof. Seongkyu Yoon from Chemical Engineering — are among the recipients of $834,000 in grants from this year’s UMass President Science & Technology Initiatives Fund.
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  • NERVE Center Director Holly Yanco works at University of Massachusetts Lowell with Valkyrie

    Robot Could Ready Red Planet for Humans

    Val — short for Valkyrie — is a 6-foot, 2-inch, 300-pound mass of metal, wires and plastic that was delivered to UMass Lowell, along with a squad of NASA engineers, who put together the robot piece by piece.
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  • NASA's Valkyrie robot

    NASA Robot Coming to Campus

    A state-of-the-art NASA robot prototype will soon be taking up residence at the university’s robotics testing lab to study how this human-like machine can assist astronauts in future space exploration. 
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    Teachers Workshop Gets Rave Reviews

    UMass Lowell’s Engaging Computing Group (ECG), in collaboration with the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Greater Boston Chapter and the Advanced Math and Science Academy, recently organized the three-day CS4HS workshop and conference on campus, which attracted 40 teachers from across the region.