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Robotic AI - The Planetary Exploration and Medical Diagnostics Connection. - UA Alumni Association

UA NSBE advisor Dr. Wolfgang Fink discusses the benefits of artificial intelligence in robotic agents.


Posted on April 04,2016 at 05:30 PM



Dr. Wolfgang Fink, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, elaborates on how developing robots to react with excitement and curiosity to objects that differ from their typical surroundings would advance the science of planetary exploration and medical diagnostics...

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Could BB-8 be a reality? - UA Office of Research & Discovery

UA NSBE advisor Dr. Wolfgang Fink on whether or not BB-8 could be a functional robot in real life.


Posted on December 03, 2015 at 10:30 PM



Dr. Wolfgang Fink, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering discusses the possibility of the Star Wars robot, BB-8, functional capabilities in the real world. Although its existence might be far in the future, the technology is in the now...

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UA NSBE students attend Annual NSBE Convention in Anaheim, California.


Posted on March 31, 2015 at 12:43 AM



The Univerisity of Arizona was able to travel to Anaheim, California to attend the National Society of Black Engineer's 41st Annual Convention due to The Secular Society. The organization sponsored five African American students pursuing different engineering disciplines at the University of Arizona. The Secular Society fully supported the interests these five students have in common for making advancements in the STEM fields. The National Society truly appreciates the generous sponsorship provided by the Secular Society. For more information about the organization please go to http://www.thesecularsociety.org

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A new look at 'Eye Phones' - Arizona Daily Wildcat

UA NSBE vice president, JerriLynn Kincade teams up with UA Faculty member and UA NSBE Faculty Advisor, Dr. Wolfgang Fink on project that turns smartphones into eye-screening tools.


Posted on December 04, 2014 at 1:23 PM



University of Arizona researchers are developing technology that converts smartphones into powerful eye-examining instruments that could prevent millions of people from going blind. Wolfgang Fink, professor of electrical and computer engineering and biomedical engineering, is principal investigator...

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Campus Today, Cosmos Tomorrow

UA NSBE students Team up with the Autonomous and Visual Exploration Systems Laboratory at The University of Arizona to showcase the autonomous rover systems


Posted on November 14, 2014 at 11:39 AM



Members of The University of Arizona's chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, teamed up with the Autonmous and Visual Exploration Systems Laboratory at the university, to showcase autonomous rover systems which could one day be used to explore far away planets, and dangerous environments here on earth...

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UA National Society of Black Engineers Wins Robotics Contest

Team's ingenious use of bicycle dynamo light principle improves gas pipeline inspection robots


Posted on July 10, 2014 at 4:20 PM



College students often have several months to prepare for national competitions. The UA chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, or NSBE, had only two -- and the team went on to win the 2014 NSBE Undergraduate Technical Research Competition in March at the NSBE 40th Annual Convention in Nashville, Tenn. ...

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