FAU Receives $1 Million Gift

The Rubin and Cindy Gruber Sandbox will house the  Charles E. Schmidt College of Science’s Machine Perception and Cognitive Robotics Lab (MPCR) within the  S.E. Wimberly Library  at FAU’s Boca Raton campus. The gift will support renovating a 3,400-square-foot resource center designed to cater to students from across the University. Students will be able to directly engage with the fast-advancing field of artificial intelligence. Read more.




Meet Astro, FAU's Smart RoboDog!

Using deep learning and artificial intelligence (AI), scientists from  Florida Atlantic University ’s Machine Perception and Cognitive Robotics Laboratory ( MPCR ) in the  Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences  at FAU’s  Charles E. Schmidt College of Science  are bringing to life one of about a handful of these quadruped robots in the world. Astro is unique because he is the only one of these robots with a head, 3D printed to resemble a Doberman pinscher, that contains a (computerized) brain. Read more.



Florida's First NSF-Funded AI and Deep Learning Lab

Florida Atlantic University ’s  College of Engineering and Computer Science , in collaboration with researchers from FAU’s  Schmidt College of Medicine  and FAU’s  Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute , one of the university's four research pillars, has received a $652,820 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish the first NSF-funded Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning (AIDL) Training and Research Laboratory in Florida. Read more.



Technology Senses Parkinson's Patients' Medication Response

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University ’s  College of Engineering and Computer Science  have developed an innovative way to automatically and reliably detect and monitor medication ON and OFF states in PD patients. They have combined an algorithm and sensor-based system that detects ON and OFF state patterns in PD patients using two wearable motion sensors placed on the patient’s most affected wrist and ankle. Read more.



New Indexes Evaluate College Football Kickers and Punters

The FAU Kicker Index  ( and the  FAU Punter Index  ( will rank kickers and punters of Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams throughout the season. The indexes will evaluate each active kicker and punter, and provide weekly and cumulative rankings as well as insights into individual players. Read more.



Algorithm Steers Catheters to Target for Treating Atrial Fibrillation

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University ’s  College of Engineering and Computer Science  and collaborators have developed the first algorithm that can locate patient-specific ablation targets within the atria that does not require specialized catheters or 3D electro-anatomic maps of the heart. The new algorithm – the iterative catheter navigation (ICAN) – is fundamentally different from existing approaches. Read more.



FAU I-Sense and K-Rain Team Up on Water Irrigation

Florida Atlantic University ’s Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering ( I-SENSE ), one of the university’s four research  pillars  focused on institutional strengths, and Riviera Beach-based  K-Rain , have teamed up on an innovative university-industry partnership to take water irrigation solutions to the next level. Read more.



College of Business Launches Center for Forensic Accounting

Florida Atlantic University  College of Business  has launched a new  Center for Forensic Accounting , which will develop and disseminate knowledge on this growing area of study to students, government and the business community. Read more.

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