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NYU Students Show Off High Tech Inventions in Downtown BK

The ideas from the students at NYU Tandon School of Engineering could change the world, says Dean Jelena Kovačević.
Students from NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

New York University's Tandon School of Engineering hosted its annual research exhibit at the Brooklyn Commons in downtown Brooklyn on Friday, showcasing student inventions that included wearable exoskeletons, a carbon neutral concrete canoe and many robots. 

The winner of the showcase was an autonomous rover developed to preform lunar excavation and construction, according to a press release. 

"As this year is a particularly exceptional celebration of our past, our present, and our future, I encourage you to think of the accomplishments Tandon researchers have made in past decades: mass-producing penicillin, landing men on the Moon, laying the foundation for next-generation wireless, and countless other life-altering accomplishments," said NYU Tandon School of Engineering Dean Jelena Kovačević at the Research Excellence Exhibit. "The germs of those ideas started from people on this campus, and I think some of the powerful new research and technology you’ll witness today holds similarly life-altering potential."

Other high-tech inventions displayed included a protein hydrogel for heavy metal removal that was created to help clean the Gowanus Canal; a project which developed new and more accessible hand gestures for use with VR; and a project that uses machine learning and computer vision to automatically detect façade defects on buildings.