We are the first in the world to show that self-driving cars can make traffic better for the cars around it. Check out the YouTube video that goes along with the research results!
Prof. Sprinkle has been using videos to help students learn control systems through YouTube since 2013. Now, a new version of Modern Control Systems (Dorf and Bishop) uses videos developed by Sprinkle as an integral part of the text.
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 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.