The Utility Research Lab is an interdisciplinary group within the ATLAS Institute and Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. We invent and investigate digital fabrication technology, tools, and techniques to advance science and engineering while positively impacting people, society, and the environment. Through the development of hardware, software and materials, we empower people to create with purpose.

🚨 We are recruiting Ph.D. students, Master's students, and Undergraduate researchers to work with us! 🚨
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Recent Work


In addition to developing hardware, software, and materials for digital fabrication, we explore their potential uses in the world around us. This can take on many forms including the creation of interactive systems (sensors, actuators, and displays), assistive/adaptive technology, and medical devices. Our results are typically published in Human-Computer Interaction venues such as ACM CHI, UIST, IMWUT and DIS.