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Dr. Chris S. Crawford

UA hosts annual K-12 robotics competition

Nearly 300 K-12 students from across Alabama were recently welcomed to campus for a computer programming competition that used robotics as a host platform. The University of Alabama College of Engineering computer science department hosted its ninth annual Alabama Robotics Competition April 6 at the Bryant Conference Center. This year’s… Read more

In The News: Mind-Controlled Drones: Not As Far Away As You Think

Not long ago, moving objects with your mind was the province of Jedi knights and boy wizards. But on April 6, competitors and spectators will descend on the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa for the Brain-Drone Race competition, in which competitors will race drones by moving them only with their… Read more

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In The News: Grant expands professor’s human-computer interaction research

Brain scanning technology will be put to the test in the Black Belt soon thanks to the University of Alabama. Human-computer interaction, also known as neurofeedback programs will be tried out by students and teachers in K-12 schools in the Black Belt. Devices like this that measure brain activity will be… Read more

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UA Researchers Recognized for First Awards

More than 80 members of the faculty and staff were honored for receiving their first externally funded research award at The University of Alabama during the past academic year. Read more

Winners in Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity Conference

The conference is a premier annual event, giving undergraduates the chance to highlight their research or creative activity. Read more

In The News: UofA professor discusses brain-robot interaction with Talladega College students (photos)

University of Alabama assistant professor of computer science Dr. Chris Crawford spoke to Talladega College Science students Monday during a special presentation titled “Brain-Robot Interaction and Applying Block-Based Programming to Neurofeedback Application Development.” Read more

Sources: Anniston Star