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Stories from robotics:

Underwater robot competition

More than 800 elementary and middle school students descended on the Lehi Legacy Center pool this week, but none of them got in the water.

Daqing Yi works to program robots in a computer science laboratory

BYU researchers were inspired by Mother Nature in their quest to design movement patterns for a small army of robots. The computer scientists programmed the robots to mimic flocks of birds and schools of fish.

Magleby Origami

BYU mechanical engineers have made a name for themselves by applying the principles of origami to engineering. Now they're applying their origami skills to a new realm: the human body.

This past year, five undergrad mechanical engineering students have designed, manufactured and constructed an inexpensive, lightweight motorized wheelchair specifically for children such as Tanner and Skyler, who have a rare genetic disease.

Sixteen Brigham Young University students were recently named National Science Foundation Fellows for 2010, the highest number of NSF Fellows ever for BYU in any given year. The students received prestigious post-graduate awards of up to $121,500 to apply toward master's degrees or doctorate degrees.