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Mangelson launches autonomous vehicle

Speaking like dolphins, a robot fleet takes on underwater tasks

Robot teams could inspect pipelines, dams, ships and more|Medium Read
air traffic control tower

Decentralized air traffic control for drone-laden skies

Autonomous control laws enable crash-free flights.|Medium Read
construction worker reads plans

Virtual reality job trials for collaborative robots

Before taking on a job, new robots can be tested with human coworkers in virtual reality.|Medium Read
Matthew Johnson-Roberson, assistant professor of naval architecture and marine engineering, and of electrical engineering and computer science, College of Engineering.

Assistant Professor Matthew Johnson-Roberson receives Henry Russel Award

Johnson-Roberson is one of four UM faculty members selected to receive a Henry Russel Award for 2019. The Award is one of the university’s highest honors for junior faculty members.|Short Read
two driverless shuttles parked on the road

Mcity Driverless Shuttle launches on U-M’s North Campus

U-M’s North Campus is now home to the first driverless shuttle project in the U.S. focusing on user behavior research.|Medium Read
A car drives through potholes in the road

Bendable concrete, with a design inspired by seashells, can make US infrastructure safer and more durable

Bendable concrete makes infrastructure safer, extends its service life and reduces maintenance costs and resource use.|Short Read
a person applying a gel

Holography and LIDAR on the cheap with nanoparticle gel

Magnetic nanoparticles coated in amino acids can modulate light inexpensively at room temperature, and the findings have applications in autonomous vehicles. |Medium Read
Portrait of Euisik Yoon.

Euisik Yoon presents the 2017 LNF User Symposium keynote address

The keynote was titled, "Biointerface Technologies: Where Engineering Meets Science and Medicine."|Short Read
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ISD students play key role in U-M bicentennial space mission

In conjunction with the University of Michigan's 200th anniversary, the U-M Multidisciplinary Design project team is developing a space time capsule in the form of a CubeSat, a miniaturized satellite for space research.|Short Read

Student-built app guides Smithsonian gallery visitors through ancient Asian art exhibit

The app, developed by a team of UM students through the Multidisciplinary Design Program, traces the historic pilgrimage of 8th century Korean monk Hyecho to provide context for the exhibit.|Short Read

The beanbag test

It’s one thing for a robot to sort through a pile of rigid objects like blocks, but what about softer stuff?|Medium Read

U-M, Cavium partner on Big Data research computing platform

The new partnership will provide scalable storage and an analytic software framework available to all U-M researchers. |Medium Read