Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This week's events for Research at UT Dallas Lunch and Learn: Applying for Foundation Grants Wednesday, Feb 17
(11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

Applying for foundation funding varies from applying for federal funding in a number of ways.  The first difference is a researcher must determine if the Office of Sponsored Projects or the Office of Foundation Relations is the point of contact. During this Lunch and Learn, representatives from both offices will discuss how that system works and how researchers should use the collaboration for submitting foundation proposals. If you have considered applying for foundation funding, this event is for you.

This event is free and open to the entire UT Dallas community.  Lunch will be provided and registration is required. RSVP to Chloe Calloway ( by 4:00 pm on Friday, February 12, 2015.

** All are encouraged to RSVP in advance due to limited available seating***

Tech on Tap presents: From Walking, Jumping Robots to High-Performance Prosthetic Legs Wednesday, Feb 17
(7 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Location: BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse 1101 N Central Expy, Plano, TX 75075.

It took a bit of robotic theory to make a big improvement in prosthetic legs.

And looking at walking in an entirely different way.

Humanoid robots can walk, run, jump and climb stairs autonomously, but modern prosthetics limit similar actions in humans. While prostheses have been made lighter and more flexible, they fail to mimic the power generated from human muscles and lack the intelligence to stably respond to disturbances or changing terrain.

So, Dr. Robert Gregg, Assistant Professor in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas, and his team took what allowed the robots to walk and applied it to powered prosthetic legs. 

Come hear the story of creating a better prosthetic leg and how this paves the way for even better improvements.

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