The CAT Vehicle 2014 REU Team played a key part in the demonstration of the autonomous car to UA President Hart, and the role of research from main campus down at the UA Tech Park. Students Destinee Simone and Alice Kim were part of the demonstration team. Check out the pictures to see more!
Tech Launch Arizona at the University of Arizona is focused on helping transition technology from faculty to industry in the state of Arizona. Prof. Sprinkle was interviewed for part of this report about his experience using TLA and Wheelhouse to transition the invention to market.
Prof. Sprinkle was honored on March 25, 2014, alongside faculty and staff from other UA Colleges as a receipient of the Catapult Award. Sprinkle and his colleagues Susan Lysecky, Xiao Qin, and Manny Teran have partnered with Tech Launch Arizona by filing invention disclosures on their closed-loop cost controlling thermostat technology, working with the Wheelhouse to create and build the start-up Acomni LLC, and being a two-time customer of the Wheelhouse Proof-of-Concept program.
On February 18-19, 2014, we will held a one and a half-day workshop designed for researchers who aspire to participate in NSF's Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) program. The workshop was by invitation only, and was open to people with research interests in cyber-physical systems who have not previously been funded by NSF as part of the CPS Program. The goal of the workshop was to help aspiring PIs understand what NSF (and importantly, the panels convened by NSF) are expecting to see in a successful CPS proposal.
In an effort to increase communication and collaboration across various disciplines of researchers working with technology to improve human health, a group of University of Arizona researchers has come together to create the UA Mobile Health Special Interest Group.
Skylab astronaut Ed Gibson presented UA engineering student Casey Mackin with a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.
Our NSF I-Corps project takes the mystery out of home heating and cooling bills.
Prof. Sprinkle and Sean Whitsitt are featured in this AP News story. Also featured are Prof. Neil Degrasse Tyson and researchers from Stanford University
The UA Micro Air Vehicle club's micro aircraft, which specialized in autonomous vertical takeoffs and horizontal flight -- received the first place award during the International Micro Air Vehicle Conference and Flight Competition, or IMAV 2012, in the category of "Indoor Autonomy - Fixed Wing." The IMAV 2012 competition was in Braunschweig, Germany, in July 2012.
MyFoxPhoenix covered technology for unmanned vehicles by interviewing UA faculty and students.
Dr. Sprinkle will be promoted to Associate Professor starting in Fall 2014! (5/2014)