BIRD Current Research Projects

Overview

The building blocks of prosthetics come in many materials, shapes, and sizes. To create lightweight yet sturdy prosthetics, we explore 3D printing in plastic, carbon fiber, steel, and titanium. In addition, we investigate different methods of actuation such as miniature 3D printed gearboxes for fingers and twisted coil polymers. While some of these parts may look like something out of Star Wars, these are more than just computer-generated images. These prosthetics are real and they work for real people.  

Denver south mobility-as-a-service

Date: 1/21/20 - 5/15/20
Sebastian Montenegro, MAAS South Denver

MAAS: Mobility-as-a-Service Denver South TMA
Student Researcher:
 Sebastian Montenegro
 
Link to Capstone Poster      
Link to Executive Summary 

This project is about rethinking mobility; is about rethinking travel choice for 140,000 workers that commute daily to the Denver South; from DTC all the way to Lone Tree. Mobility as a service instead of mobility as (vehicle) ownership is what drives this project. For achieving it, integrations between all “alternative” modes are reviewed, from transit to ride-hailing, from shuttles to micro-mobility. Resiliency, equity and ultimately liberty, is when we do not have dependence, but when we have choice.

BIRD Past Research Projects

Denver south mobility-as-a-service

Date: 1/21/20 - 5/15/20
Sebastian Montenegro, MAAS South Denver

MAAS: Mobility-as-a-Service Denver South TMA
Student Researcher:
 Sebastian Montenegro
 
Link to Capstone Poster      
Link to Executive Summary 

This project is about rethinking mobility; is about rethinking travel choice for 140,000 workers that commute daily to the Denver South; from DTC all the way to Lone Tree. Mobility as a service instead of mobility as (vehicle) ownership is what drives this project. For achieving it, integrations between all “alternative” modes are reviewed, from transit to ride-hailing, from shuttles to micro-mobility. Resiliency, equity and ultimately liberty, is when we do not have dependence, but when we have choice.