Robotics Expert: Gen Z Will Usher in Era of Advanced Robots

Robotics Expert: Gen Z Will Usher in Era of Advanced Robots

Today’s robots are good at performing single tasks. You can buy an autonomous robot, for instance, to vacuum your house. A true single helper robot that can vacuum, cook and wash the dishes? That could be a while, but Dale Musser believes Generation Z will usher in the era of advanced robotics. “This is the [...]
Students Now Putting Spot the Robot to Work

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 [...]
See Spot Work: Spot the Robot Now Embedded in IT Program

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

Kristofferson Culmer takes Spot the robot on a tour of Lafferre Hall. 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. In this case, Spot isn’t a dog from a classic children’s book, but rather an agile mobile robot from Boston Dynamics. The IT [...]
IT Program Tackles Drone Technologies

IT Program Tackles Drone Technologies

When you want a cloud-computing service at work, you call IT. But who do you contact to integrate a company drone into daily operations? That may not be an everyday problem now, but unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs) are quickly becoming a reality for many businesses. And that’s where the Information Technology Program at Mizzou Engineering [...]
Upsilon Pi Epsilon hosts annual Interactive Coding Experience

Upsilon Pi Epsilon hosts annual Interactive Coding Experience

The Mizzou chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) held its annual Interactive Coding Experience for young students on Nov. 18 on the campus of the University of Missouri. UPE is the International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Discipline and is part of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. Their annual Interactive Coding […]

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