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A Conversation with Diligent Robotics Co-Founder Andrea Thomaz

Nov. 18, 2020
WNCG professor Andrea Thomaz was interviewed by Austin Monthly on how her company Diligent Robotics is "revolutionizing health care in the age of COVID-19." Read the full interview on Austin Monthly.
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UT Austin Takes 3rd Place at RoboCup@Home 2017 Competition in Japan

Aug. 28, 2017
The UT Austin Villa team won 3rd prize at the RoboCup@Home 2017 competition in Nagoya, in the category of Domestic Standard Platform League.
A group of people posing with a robot.

UT Robotics Team Wins Third at International RoboCup@Home

Aug. 16, 2017
The UT Austin Villa Robotics Team recently won third place at the RoboCup@Home 2017 competition, in the category of Domestic Standard Platform League. The competition was held in Nagoya, Japan. Robocup was originally founded by Japanese researchers to develop robots that could play soccer well enough to eventually defeat world champion players. The idea was playfully implemented in order to fuse robot engineering with artificial intelligence and development. Now the original goal of the competition has expanded to include other areas and goals of robotics.
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Prof. Andrea Thomaz Presents Robotic Healthcare Assistance Technologies at stARTup Studio

Feb. 25, 2016
Prof. Andrea Thomaz, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, appeared at stARTup Studio to present Diligent Droids, a company that seeks to provide aid to healthcare providers through robotic technologies. Thomaz said she hopes to apply her research in the field of artificial intelligence to help healthcare providers with their service. Prof. Thomaz joined Texas ECE in January 2016.  Read more about Prof. Thomaz and Diligent Droids at Silicon Hills News