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New Toyota autonomous vehicle hub boosts region’s leadership in transforming mobility

In a step that bolsters the region’s strong driverless technology development ecosystem, U-M will be collaborating with Toyota to establish an autonomous vehicle research base in Ann Arbor.|Short Read
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3D-printed strain sensors could spot damage aboard ships

A 3D printable strain sensor developed by University of Michigan researchers could provide the U.S. Navy and commercial shippers with a more accurate, less expensive way to assess damage to their vessels, helping to keep sailors safe in the aftermath of an attack, storm or other incident.|Medium Read
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SAS ship monitoring sensor

Michigan researchers have designed a simple mechanical sensor that can precisely measure strain on a ship's hull, predicting structural failures before they occur.|Short Read
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Autonomous cars in snow: Ford, U-M test at Mcity

Typical autonomous vehicle sensors are useless on snow-covered roads, but researchers at U-M and Ford are collaborating on a solution. At Mcity, they’ve conducted the industry’s first tests of autonomous vehicles in wintry conditions. |Short Read
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Michigan Engineering alum honored by American Society of Naval Engineers

NAME alum Adrian Mackenna has received a Gold Medal Award from the American Society of Naval Engineers.|Short Read
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High-tech robotics center coming to U-Michigan

The U-M Board of Regents approved the College of Engineering's new robotics building project on April 16. The three-story, 100,000-square-foot facility is slated for Hayward Street just east of the Space Research Building on North Campus.|Medium Read

Robotics Day links research and education in national hub

In transportation, healthcare, education and beyond, robots are changing lives, say the organizers of the fifth annual Michigan Robotics Day. And they are doing it from Michigan. |Medium Read
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U-M student develops lower-cost self-driving car navigation system

A new software system developed at U-M uses video game technology to help solve one of the most daunting hurdles facing self-driving cars -- the high cost of the laser scanners self-driving cars use to determine their location.|Medium Read
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Autonomous underwater robots

Inspection of ship hulls and offshore marine structures using autonomous underwater vehicles has emerged as a unique and challenging application of robotics.|Short Read