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Robot building a tower of champagne glasses

Best paper award for a robot that can see and move transparent objects

The method enabled robot arms to build a tower of champagne glasses.|Short Read
A robot manipulates straps around a mock car engine setup.

Helping robots learn what they can and can’t do in new situations

What should a robot do when it cannot trust the model it was trained on?|Medium Read
Pilar Herrera-Fierro

Dr. Pilar Herrera-Fierro, senior director of the LNF, receives 2021 COE staff excellence award

Dr. Herrera-Fierro goes out of her way to support student, faculty, and external users of the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility, and is considered a key component of its success|Medium Read
Lisa Armstrong headshot

Lisa Armstrong recognized with the Judith A. Pitney Staff Service Career Award for her decades of service to the college and the department

As Unit Administrator for Electrical and Computer Engineering, Armstrong has been a driving force for many of the department’s biggest advancements, and she’s known for fostering a thriving, inclusive, collaborative, and fun environment. |Medium Read
graphic for computational linear algebra

Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize for new robotics course that focuses on equitable education

An interdisciplinary team of faculty created a new introductory course in robotics that is designed for inclusivity by focusing on linear algebra instead of AP calculus, opening it up to freshman students with a broad mathematical background.|Short Read
3d motion tracking system

3D motion tracking system could streamline vision for autonomous tech

Transparent optical sensor arrays combine with a specialized neural network in new University of Michigan prototype |Medium Read
The outside of the Ford Robotics building

U-Michigan, Ford open world-class robotics complex

The facility will accelerate the future of advanced and more equitable robotics and mobility|Medium Read
A photograph of a microfluidic chip.

Scientists ‘Farm’ Natural Killer Cells in Novel Cancer Fighting Approach

Engineers and oncologists teamed to develop a microfluidic chip capable of capturing the body’s natural killer immune cells to harvest their cancer-killing exosomes.|Medium Read

Christopher Allemang awarded IEEE EDS PhD Fellowship for his work advancing thin-film electronics

Allemang focuses on amorphous oxide semiconductor thin-film electronics, which can support the next generation of electronic skins, textiles, solar cells, and displays.|Short Read

The Importance of Mobility Education: A Q&A with Jim Sayer, PhD

We need to expand the way we think of mobility in terms of not only what affects ourselves, but how the way we move affects the overall system.|Medium Read
A robot leg practices walking on a treadmill

New grant to expand open source control software for an intuitive robotic prosthetic leg

University of Michigan researchers have been awarded an NSF grant to design an open source framework for robotic prosthetic legs that function more naturally and offer a wider range of capabilities. |Short Read
Becky Peterson

Becky Peterson named new Director of the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility

Peterson's goals are to grow the reach and impact of the facility on issues that affect us all|Short Read