Medical Robotics Company Harnesses UCF Research for Computer-Aided Surgery

Medical Robotics Company Harnesses UCF Research for Computer-Aided Surgery

A medical robotics company has licensed University of Central Florida expertise to develop software for a new surgical-robotic platform. AVRA Medical Robotics Inc., which has an office in the UCF Business Incubator, has partnered with Professor Zhihua Qu and research Professor Eytan Pollak of the College of Engineering & Computer Science to develop algorithms and […]

UCF, Siemens Unveil State-of-the-Art Lab to Turn Students into Digital-Grid Experts

Homes and businesses can often be left without power for days or weeks after a severe hurricane or blizzard. And with the growth of renewables, many utilities and power operators are faced with bringing these intermittent resources onto the energy grid while still providing their customers with reliable power. A new lab unveiled Thursday at […]

UCF Unveils New Smart Grid Lab

A new engineering laboratory that enhances the University of Central Florida’s leading role in modernizing and sustaining the nation’s power grid is opening this week, in concert with the national DistribuTECH conference in Orlando of 12,000 grid engineers and energy leaders. The 660-square-foot Smart Grid lab, located in the Harris Engineering Center on UCF’s main […]

4 Named Pegasus Professors, UCF's Top Academic Award

Four UCF faculty members today were presented the 2014 Pegasus Professor Award, the highest academic honor at the university. Pegasus Professors are chosen from senior members of the faculty who have been a professor at least five years and have achieved noteworthy research and/or creative activity of national and international impact. They are presented with […]


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This UCF-Designed Tech is Amazing

A team of UCF scientists has developed a new process for creating flexible supercapacitors that can store more energy and be recharged more than 30,000 times without degrading. The novel method from the University of Central Florida’s NanoScience Technology Center could eventually revolutionize technology as varied as mobile phones and electric vehicles. “If they were to replace the batteries with these supercapacitors, you could charge your mobile phone in a few seconds and you wouldn’t need to charge it again for over a week,” said Nitin Choudhary, a postdoctoral associate who conducted much of the research.