The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute.  

Fort Worth,  TX 
United States
http://www.uta.edu/utari
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Leading the way in academic research and product development

The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI) fosters academic research and product development in the areas of Product Engineering, Biomedical Technologies, Unmanned Systems, and Robotics. Located in a multimillion dollar, 48,000-square-foot facility in Fort Worth, UTARI is home to laboratories for prototyping, product engineering, robotics, unmanned systems, biomedical technology, and a Living Laboratory designed for real world application of assistive technology for people with disabilities. Affiliated University faculty and students work alongside UTARI’s interdisciplinary team of researchers on a multitude of projects for UTARI’s government, industry, and university partners. Read more at www.uta.edu/utari.


 Press Releases

  • University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute scientists, engineers and leaders from will highlight UTARI’s research and development in the areas of assistive technology at the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Conference in Orlando from May 4-7, 2015.

     

    The conference is expected to attract more than 8,000 attendees from 55 countries.

     

    UTARI researchers focus on assistive robotic applications to create smarter, safer and autonomous technology for those with disabilities, including the elderly and wounded warriors. UTARI has current and past projects seeking to aid those with disabilities, including: sensor-equipped robotic skin, human-robot interaction, point-of-gaze eye tracking, robotic partners to interface with autistic children, machine vision for automated systems and Smart Homes technology development and integration.

    UTARI’s exhibit at the convention will include a computer station that will interactively link guests back to the Fort Worth facility to highlight this assistive technology. People will be able to “beam” into UTARI via a remote telepresence robot of partner Suitable Technologies, and tour various parts of the facility highlighting unmanned and cooperative systems. This includes playing virtual Connect 4 with Baxter and Denso arm writing.  The beam will allow attendees to drive a robot remotely, and speak to researchers and staff while touring the UTARI facility in real time.

    The AUVSI Unmanned Systems Conference is an annual event that allows innovators in the unmanned systems and robotics industry to explore the latest technology. The conference features more than 100 technical sessions, panels and workshops that will include the industry's top speakers and leading experts.

     

     

    Contact:

    Jonathan Kretz

    817-272-5951

    kretz@uta.edu

  • University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute scientists, engineers and leaders will highlight UTARI’s work in the areas of unmanned vehicle systems at the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Conference in Orlando from May 4-7, 2015.

     

    The conference is expected to attract more than 8,000 attendees from 55 countries.

     

    UTARI’s exhibit at the convention will include demonstrations of unmanned systems platforms including the Jaguar ground vehicle. The Jaguar will be showing off its human robot interaction capabilities by demonstrating a “seek and follow” application programmed by the UTARI research staff.

     

    UTARI has an active Certificate of Authorization from the FAA and partnerships with local airports which gives a distinct advantage in realistic, operational Unmanned Air System flights.  Additionally, UTARI is a research partner of the FAA Texas UAS Test Site – one of six test sites in the country. The research and development efforts of UT Arlington affiliated faculty and researchers will focus primarily on command and control issues, system safety and data gathering, and ground and airborne sense-and-avoid technologies.

     

    The AUVSI Unmanned Systems Conference is an annual event that allows innovators in the unmanned systems and robotics industry to explore the latest technology. The conference features more than 100 technical sessions, panels and workshops that will include the industry's top speakers and leading experts.

     

     

    Contact:

    Jonathan Kretz

    817-272-5951

    kretz@uta.edu

  • University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute will highlight UTARI’s research and development in the areas of intelligent transportation systems at the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Conference in Orlando from May 4-7, 2015.

     

    The conference is expected to attract more than 8,000 attendees from 55 different countries.

     

    UTARI has an emerging capability in the specification, modeling, simulation and development of intelligent transportation systems.  Working with the U.S. Army, UTARI developed a research roadmap for autonomy-enabled systems on military bases and government installations. In addition, the institute developed industry and academic partnerships that position UTARI to be a driving leader in the integration of unmanned vehicles into manned vehicle environments.

     

    UTARI is gaining foundational knowledge to move beyond smart cars and into the integration of unmanned vehicles with regular manned vehicles.  The modeling and simulation of these environments will be instrumental in designing tomorrow’s heterogeneous transportation system.

     

    UTARI has its own full-time staff to manage and execute projects, which offers the ability to give continuity and stability across a broad range of technology sectors.  UTARI in-house expertise is increased through access to UT Arlington faculty and students, including student interns working at UTARI.  Access to government, industry and academic experts ensures the effective integration of multiple technologies and solutions in this emerging field.

     

    The AUVSI Unmanned Systems Conference is an annual event that allows innovators in the unmanned systems and robotics industry to explore the latest technology. The conference features more than 100 technical sessions, panels and workshops that will include the industry's top speakers and leading experts.

     

     

    Contact:

    Jonathan Kretz

    817-272-5951

    kretz@uta.edu