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Professor Abbott advising mechanical engineering Ph.D. candidate Lisandro Leon on their cochlear implant device.

Jake Abbott – Intrigued by Robots

“I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t into robots” reflects Jake Abbott, mechanical engineering associate professor at the University of Utah. “Whether it was Luke Skywalker’s artificial hand in The Empire Strikes Back, or the robotic suit that Ripley wears in Aliens, I was always intrigued by robots that extend human capabilities. But who isn’t intrigued by robots?”…

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Alum and Army Vet Turned NASA Engineer Helps Keep Planes in the Sky

Alum and Army Vet Turned NASA Engineer Helps Keep Planes in the Sky

By Angel Canales/ABC News
EDWARDS, Calif. — Next time you’re up in the sky sipping your drink, you might raise a toast to the people who toi[...]

Utah Has More Top 10 Economic Rankings Than Any Other State

Utah Has More Top 10 Economic Rankings Than Any Other State

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At today’s U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Summit, Gov. Gary R. Herbert joined the Governor’s Roundtable to discuss issues outlined in t[...]

U Engineers Win Sandia Design Competition

U Engineers Win Sandia Design Competition

University of Utah mechanical engineering undergraduates won first place in the 2014 Sandia National Laboratory university alliance microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) design competition. The design team[...]

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Presenting at World Congress of Biomechanics

Presenting at World Congress of Biomechanics

Congrats to Dave Bell (mechanical engineering PhD candidate), Nan-Wei Liu (bioengineering PhD candidate), Matt Converse (mechanical engineering PhD candidate), and Kevin Nye (mechanical engineering masters[...]

RoboUtes Win NASA “Best Precursor Mission” Award

RoboUtes Win NASA “Best Precursor Mission” Award

Representing the University of Utah and advised by mechanical engineering associate professor Mark Minor, the RoboUtes student organization, which is a group passionate about robotics,[...]

Undergraduate Project Creates Outdoor Fun for Quadriplegics

Undergraduate Project Creates Outdoor Fun for Quadriplegics

By Continuum Staff
University of Utah researchers and physicians have collaborated to create new outdoor recreation equipment, including kayaks and bicycles, designed to get spinal cord[...]