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OPINION: UF is Helping to Produce America’s Future Engineers

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By Cammy R. Abernathy, dean, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering This article originally appeared in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. There is a reason that so many engineers fill top leadership positions across nearly every sector of our economy. Engineers are highly skilled problem solvers, leaders and innovators, creators and communicators. We know how to work in teams, balance budgets, rebound from …

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How a Robot Developed at UF Could Help First Responders See Through Walls During Rescues

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A University of Florida research team led by Eric Jing Du, Ph.D., a professor of civil and coastal engineering, is working on a robot dog that has the ability to enter an enclosed space, scan it, and provide humans with a visual of what’s inside, an application that could lessen dangerous situations for first responders.

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UF Researchers Developing AI Technology to Measure Produce Freshness

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Alina Zare, Ph.D., a professor in ECE, and Tie Liu, Ph.D., an assistant professor in IFAS, were featured on TV20 News for the work using AI and x-ray technology to detect freshness signatures being emitted from your fruits and vegetables. Eventually, their goal is to create an app or wearable device that can read how fresh produce is, and how long you have to use it.