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Autonomous Vehicle Research Group in the News

The Autonomous Vehicle Research Group at the VEMI lab has been picking up articles in local news platforms. This is due to being semifinalists for the U.S. DOT’s Inclusive Design Challenge, where VEMI plans to develop “Ava”, the Autonomous Vehicle Assistant. Ava is an innovative ride-hailing and localization smartphone application. Read the article Fox Bangor […]

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Maine Senators Support AVA

Read what Senator King and Senator Collins had to say about VEMI’s DOT prize and project here: https://apnews.com/article/susan-collins-angus-king-bangor-maine-413190d481d0846e24f6986f20b8ced0

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Dr. Howell Microfluidic Research

Dr. Howell and her team have recently received a grant from the NSF to work on the scale-up of a microfluidic water purification system in collaboration with researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, where they have developed the first prototype. Click here to read more. Dr. Howell and team […]

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Dr. Giudice AccessComputing Conference Talk

Dr. Giudice gave a keynote talk at the AccessComputing conference at the University of Washington. His talk (given virtually on Jan 14) was entitled “Grand challenges in blindness research: The role of multimodal, bio-inspired technology solutions of the future.”

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Dr. Giudice Named Accessibility Co-chair for International ACM SIGACCESS Conference

Dr. Giudice named Accessibility co-chair for the 23rd International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS’21). Nick has been involved with the ASSETS conference for years and he is excited to join the 2021 organizing committee. ASSETS is the premier conference presenting the latest research, policy, and technology in computing fields relating to accessibility […]

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NEW Autonomous Vehicle Research Group

VEMI is pleased to announce our discretionary prize of $300,000 from the U.S. DOT’s Inclusive Design Challenge to develop “Ava”, the Autonomous Vehicle Assistant. Through this development project, we will be collaborating with Colby College and Northeastern University. For more information, check out our Autonomous Vehicle Research Group on our website and to keep updated, […]

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Dr. Nicholas Giudice Speaks at Sight Tech Global’s Virtual Conference

Dr. Nicholas Giudice will be speaking at Sight Tech Global’s virtual and free conference on December 3rd, 2020. He will be speaking about “Wayfinding: Finding the mark” from 1-1:45PM EST (10am-10:45am PT) and moderating the discussion “Augmented Reality and Perception: What’s the best way to get the message across?” from 1:50-2:20PM EST (10:50-11:20AM PT). Click […]

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New Collaborative Research Using Real and Virtual Autonomous Vehicles

VEMI is happy to announce their new project with Dr. Jonathan Rubin and the Structures and Composite Center, State of Maine, and the Portland Jetport Autonomous Shuttle Project: “Pilot Testing of an Autonomous Shuttle on Maine’s Roadways”. VEMI is working to create a virtual AV simulator to advance our research in autonomous vehicles. A big […]

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