Category Archives : Media

Post one entry for each appearance or mention of the lab in the mass media and/or the web.


Eclipse Flying

The Nimbus Lab spent from early morning until sunset last Monday, Aug 21st doing atmospheric profiling flights to determine the impact of the Eclipse on weather patterns. These were collaborative experiments with Dr. Adam Houston from UNL Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Sean from NOAA, and Dr. Jamey Jacob from Oklahoma State University as part of […]


Prescribed Fire Updates

This is one of my favorite pictures after our successful prescribed burn at Homestead National Monument, which shows all the people that were involved in the first ever prescribed fire ignition on public land by a UAS (can you guess which side is the fire crew and which side is us?). Recently, we had an article […]


Science Olympiad Flight

The Science Olympiad National Tournament was held here, in Lincoln, Nebraska, last Saturday. We had the opportunity to help in the closing ceremonies by flying the list of awards in to the presenters. One of the event staff captured a behind the scenes view of the awards coming in via an Ascending Technologies Hummingbird quadcopter. There were teams […]


Nimbus Lab Story on KMTV (Omaha Ch. 3)

We recently had a visit from the Omaha Ch. 3 news team. We spent a couple of hours with them describing the work we do in the Nimbus Lab and you can find their report here: http://www.scrippsmedia.com/kmtv/news/Drones-on-the-Rise-301175101.html  


Sunday with a scientist

  On Sunday, February 15th the Nimbus Lab was involved in Sunday with a Scientist Day at the University of Nebraska Morrill Hall State Museum. During this event we presented some of the research conducted in our lab to the public. We demonstrated our water sampling hexacopter, and sampled water from a small container (2x4x4) […]


Nimbus Lab Featured in NSF 360

Recently our lab was featured on the NSF 360 daily news website! Below is the video they showed:     Carrick Detweiler was also recently interviewed by Julie Rose on BYU Radio (XMRadio) and discusses the water sampling project in more detail.  


NIMBUS Water Sampler in the News

 MIT Technology Review included the NIMBUS Lab’s “Co-Aerial Ecologist” water sampling drone in a new article highlighting applications of robotic aerial ex-situ analysis (extracting samples to analyze them in the lab) to aqueous domains.  The article also identifies further applications for water sampling from UAVs, including detecting species using environmental DNA (“eDNA”) or monitoring oil spills.  The article […]


Nimbus in IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine

This past winter we collaborated with the Extreme Action Dance Company STREB to create a performance with flying robots and dancers. You can see a video discussing the collaboration and also a recently published article on the collaboration in IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine.


Congratulations to NIMBUS Lab Graduates!

Congratulations to Andrew, Hengle, Jinfu, John-Paul, and Sreeja who completed their M.S. theses this past year! They all did great work and are now respectively at Microsoft, LI-COR, Rocket Fuel, UNL CS PhD program(!), and MathWorks. Congratulations also to Caleb, Courtney, and Jared who finished their undergraduate degrees. We will miss them all and their […]


Dance and Robotics (STREB!)

We are once again working on a fun collaboration with UNL dancers, the Lied Center, and also architecture students! We are putting together a set of robot/dance performances that are inspired by STREB and will show them at the Lied Center on April 11th as part of the pre-show before STREB performs. Our show is […]