Past Events

Value Proposition Design Workshops Start June 21

Event Date: 
June 21, 2017

Good morning from MIN-Corps, part of the Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship. We have put together a summer program on innovation and commercialization for University researchers, and we'd appreciate you sharing it with the researchers you work with. Thank you for your support!Since 2015, the NSF-funded MIN-Corps initiative has provided education and coaching to UMN students, research staff and faculty curious about commercializing their innovations.  Our summer programs include:

Let’s be Flexible: Soft Haptics and Soft Robotics

Event Date: 
April 21, 2017

Location: Keller Hall, Room 3-180

While traditional robotic manipulators are constructed from rigid links and localized joints, a new generation of robotic devices are soft, using flexible, deformable materials. In this talk, Stanford University Professor Allison M. Okamura will describe several new systems that leverage softness to achieve novel shape control, provide a compliant interface to the human body, and access hard-to-reach locations. 

MnDRIVE Robotics at the Minnesota State Fair

Event Date: 
August 25, 2016

A variety of College of Science and Engineering exhibits will showcase the relevance of science, engineering, and mathematics to people’s everyday lives at the 2016 Minnesota State Fair. The University of Minnesota exhibit on Dan Patch Avenue and Underwood Street will feature students and faculty in a wide range of fields. College of Science and Engineering faculty and students will also be featured in the Eco Experience Building.

Location: U of M Exhibit Building—Dan Patch Avenue and Underwood Street

Minnesota State Fair

Technology Day Camp

Event Date: 
July 12, 2016 to August 12, 2016

The Center for Distributed Robotics and the Digital Technology Center's Technology Day Camp offer participants an introduction to the fields of engineering and computer science through presentations and hands-on activities.

Technology Day Camp group photo