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Leader of the pack

Mizzou is one of the only universities in the country to make Spot robots available even to undergraduates. Trevontae' Haughton is part of a team of students and faculty who are finding innovative ways to use Spot for everything from safely monitoring powerplants to performing in Marching Mizzou halftime shows.

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No More Red Lights? Proposed System for Self-Driving Cars Eliminates Need to Stop

Imagine getting through your evening commute safely and seamlessly without ever having to wait at a red light or stop sign. That’s what one research team at Mizzou Engineering is studying in anticipation of roadways filled with self-driving cars.

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High School Competition Challenges Students to Imagine Future; Reflect on Past, Present

High school students from across the state of Missouri are invited to showcase their storytelling talents and highlight their hometowns as part of the Missouri 2021 High School Competition.

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Students Now Putting Spot the Robot to Work

Watch as sophomore Stephen Bowen explains the programming used to code Spot (Video courtesy of Kristofferson Culmer) It’s not quite dancing in viral videos just yet, but Mizzou Engineering’s Spot is getting a little smarter each day, thanks to an inaugural group of student programmers. Spot is an agile mobile robot from Boston Dynamics perhaps…

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See Spot Work: Spot the Robot Now Embedded in IT Program

See Spot walk. See Spot run. Now, students in the Information Technology Program at Mizzou Engineering are seeing how they can make Spot perform more complicated tasks.

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Autonomous Systems Will be the Future; IT Professor Making Sure Mizzou Engineers are Ready

Driverless taxis. Delivery drones. Robots that can complete complex tasks. These technologies are emerging quickly, and Dale Musser is determined to make sure Mizzou Engineers are ready.