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Manocha Keynote Speaker at 2019 ODSC Conference

Manocha spoke on “Autonomous Driving: Simulation and Navigation” at the Open Data Science Conference Oct. 29-Nov. 1.

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Tokekar Using Robots to Collect Important Data

Pratap Tokekar, an assistant professor of computer science and a member of MRC, is working in an area of robotics research that he identifies as “3D problems”-robots doing jobs that can be dull, dirty and dangerous.

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Student autonomous drone racing team takes 2nd place at IROS

'TurboTerps' flew their drone autonomously through a set of gates, completing 14 runs in 4:42.

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Manocha keynote speaker at 2019 IEEE RO-MAN Conference

Manocha spoke on “Autonomous Driving: Simulation and Navigation.”

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UMD Transplant Organ Flight Named Invention of the Year

The Technical.ly Awards honored an history-making drone flight that helped save the life of a kidney patient.

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Advancing Healthcare through Robotics and Machine Learning

You may not be able to see undiagnosed, internal hemorrhagic bleeding ... but a robot can.

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Hyperdimensional computer theory featured in Voice of America video

The video features the work of UMD faculty Yiannis Aloimonos and Cornelia Fermuller and their students.

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Ankur Srivastava named seventh director of ISR

His appointment will begin July 1, 2019.

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Building Tomorrow’s Aviation Together: Airport, UAS Test Site Celebrate Ties

Unmanned systems are helping to power economic growth in Southern Maryland.

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Derek Paley named Maryland Robotics Center director

Paley's term will begin July 1, 2019.

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Do Good Robotics Start-Up Competition coming this fall

Deadline for submitting an application is July 30.

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Clark School Team to Compete in NASA's RASC-AL Competition

A team of Clark School students will compete in this year's RASC-AL competition, held June 18-20, 2019.

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Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Bio-Inspired Robotics

The Maryland Robotics Center is hosting a Research Experiences for Undergraduates site this summer.

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Manocha Named to 2019 ACM SIGGRAPH Academy

Manocha was recognized for his contributions to geometric modeling, GPU computing, interactive rendering of large complex scenes, and interactive sound simulation.