U.S. University of Utah has hired former FBI Agent Robert W. Cavanaugh to lead the robotics research program, the university said Thursday.
Cavanaugh, who worked in the FBI’s Phoenix field office, will also oversee a new robotics program that will include new software tools and new techniques for robotic intelligence, said spokesman Matt Hinton.
The new program, which is being funded by the National Science Foundation, will focus on developing technologies that can detect and identify dangerous robots and vehicles and use those technology to help solve crimes, Hinton said.
It will also work with the federal government to develop technology for detecting and preventing human-made threats, he said.
The program will be led by the university’s Robotics Research Center and will take advantage of the university faculty’s expertise in robotics and engineering, Hingham said.
S, Utah researchers to collaborate on robots to fight drug traffickers and terrorism article A group of Utah researchers are partnering with the FBI to develop and apply new robotics technologies to fight drugs and terrorism, the University of Southern Utah said Thursday in a news release.
Robots that can be controlled remotely could be a way to thwart terrorists’ operations and help law enforcement to track and disrupt criminals, said U.s Utah Robotics and Robotics Technology Program (RTRP) Director Robert Rauhala.
The RTRP’s robot teams will include university researchers and private industry representatives, including a robotics company and a hardware company.
The goal of the partnership is to develop robot technologies that are better suited to fight criminals and terrorists, said Rauhla.
The research, dubbed ROBOTS FOR WAR, was announced last year and will begin in the coming weeks.
The goal is to train robotics professionals and engineers to work with federal, state and local law enforcement, said Scott Smith, the program’s director.
The team will work with law enforcement and with universities to develop new technology that will be used to identify and capture dangerous and potentially deadly robots.
Robotics technologies will be developed in Utah and the FBI will share the research results with law enforcers in other states, Smith said.
Robots are designed to fight off attacks by robots or other dangerous threats, and are already being used in many police departments across the country.
U-s Utah, a private institution with a small, non-profit mission, is working with other universities to advance robotics technology.
It is a part of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Security and Cyber Operations Division.
The U-s U-T was founded in 1974 by the University in Provo, Utah, and was the first U. S. university to offer undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in robotics.
The school has more than 6,000 students.
The University has an overall enrollment of around 1,500 and has a research budget of more than $1 billion.