Misc lab news

Postdoctoral Position Available in Aerial Robotics Based Chemical Source Detection and Localization

A postdoctoral position is available in aerial robotics based chemical source detection and localization at the DARC Lab.  Applicants should have a PhD in engineering (e.g., mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, etc.) or computer science, with a strong background in robotics and autonomous systems, specifically motion planning (including experience with collision avoidance), […]

DARC Lab featured on PAC-12 Networks

DARC Lab featured on PAC-12 Networks, “Conference of Champions: Utah”. Link to video: http://pac-12.com/videos/conference-champions-utah-2015

Visit our new YouTube Channel to see videos

Visit our new YouTube Channel to see videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLK_i6nruvoFMmQ8RE00GJQ

New SBIR Phase I grant from Dept. of Energy — DARC Lab and MVI collaboration

The DARC Lab and Molecular Vista, Inc., recently received a new SBIR Phase I grant from the Dept. of Energy.  The project title is, “Video-rate atomic force microscope for functional gas and liquid environments”.  The focus on the project is to develop a high-speed atomic force microscope […]

Electro Scientific Industries (ESI) donates nanopositioning systems to DARC Lab

Electro Scientific Industries (ESI), based out of Portland, OR, recently donated two precision nanopositioning stages to the DARC Lab to support collaborative research work.  The work will focus on designing high-performance digital control systems for nanopositioning.  A big thanks to M. Peeples at ESI for supporting the […]

Molecular Vista, Inc. donates NEW AFM system to DARC Lab

Molecular Vista, Inc. (MVI), based out of San Jose, CA, donates a new atomic force microscope system (VistaScope) valued at $200,000 to DARC Lab.  MVI designs, develops, and provides tools that allow its customers to probe and understand matter at the molecular level through quantitative visualization.   […]

Kam interviewed by dronesandsociety.org

Kam shared his views about the potential applications and challenges of aerial robots. Read the full interview here: http://www.dronesandsociety.org/?p=216 

DARC Lab graduate student Daman Bareiss interviewed by dronesandsociety.org

DARC Lab graduate student Daman Bareiss interviewed by dronesandsociety.org. Read the full interview here: http://www.dronesandsociety.org/?p=203

DARC Lab featured in Engineering Day video

The new DARC Lab opened its doors for the first time on Saturday, Oct. 11 to offer tours to local high school students and their parents. About 500 high school students and their parents attended the University of Utah College Engineering Day to learn about engineering and […]

New graduate students join the lab

The lab welcomes four new graduate students starting Fall 2014 semester: Daman Bareiss Christopher Pratt Balakumar Sundaralingam Nick Traeden Rajat Tyagi

Dr. Leang joins the University of Utah’s Mechanical Engineering Department

On July 1, 2014, Dr. Kam K. Leang joins the University of Utah’s Mechanical Engineering Department, robotics group, as an Associate Professor.  He plans to continue is research on control systems, mechatronics, and robotics.  He is excited to return to his alma mater and make an impact. […]

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