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Army Ants Share Passion for Robotics

Army Ants Share Passion for Robotics

The College of Engineering sponsored a full-day robotics camp for underrepresented and economically-disadvantaged youth in central Missouri Oct. 31. Army Ants is made up of local high school students who design robots to complete specific tasks outlined by FIRST Robotics, an organization responsible for putting on regional and national robot competitions in order to build […]

Building a FIRST-class organization

Building a FIRST-class organization

A Mizzou Engineer major recently founded an organization to mentor students participating in FIRST Robotics, which builds youth interest in STEM education.

Slideshow: IEEE hosts ZouMo competition

The Mizzou chapter of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) hosted a robotics competition, ZouMo Bot. Twelve teams competed in the first ever event. The winning team members won Syma X5C Explorer Drone.

MU Engineering gives aid to Army Ants

Kevin Gillis, a University of Missouri professor of bioengineering, is Columbia’s FIRST robotics team’s coach and chief mentor, and the Agricultural Engineering Building on the MU campus is the team’s base of operation.

Neuro-LEGO Robotics program thrives at Mizzou

Five years ago University of Missouri engineering faculty submitted a proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF) with the goal of training engineering graduate students in professional skills by partnering with the Columbia Public Schools and other mid-Missouri schools. The team – who adopted the name Incorporating Science, Industrial Technology and Engineering (InSite) – worked […]

Innovative technologies take aim at functional disabilities

A number of exciting research projects aimed at increasing independence for persons with disabilities have resulted from a collaboration between Electrical and Computer Engineering Professors Harry Tyrer and Gui DeSouza, Darren Gabbert with MU’s Adaptive Computing Technology (ACT) Center, and students in DeSouza’s Vision-Guided and Intelligent Robotics (ViGIR) lab. In his position at ACT, Gabbert […]

Elementary and middle schoolers accept the Robotic Challenge

Learning was top priority for the 28 teams that participated in the Fourth Annual Robotics Challenge at the University of Missouri’s College of Engineering. Elementary and middle school teams from Columbia Public Schools and Kansas City schools, turned out on April 18 to test their robots’ skills and complete a challenge course. Students were assigned […]

Building foundations for future engineers

Youngsters at the Christian Chapel Academy science fair in Columbia who watched an advanced computer technique turn their antics into big-screen entertainment didn’t know the name for the process that mixes two scenes together to form a single image. But that didn’t matter. They crowded around a Mizzou Engineering display demonstrating the “green screen” technique […]

In business to build young engineers

A group of Mizzou Engineering graduate students has gone into business to save a children’s robotic program that may be one answer to America’s engineer and scientist shortage. The graduate students joined forces as the MU InSITE team three years ago to bring LEGO robot instruction to hundreds of mid-Missouri elementary through junior high school […]

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