Robotics Institute

A robotic, prosthetic leg

Space motor helps make robotic prosthetic leg more comfortable and extends battery life

Getting rid of some gears enabled a free-swinging knee, regenerative braking and brought the noise level down from vacuum cleaner to fridge.|Short Read
Juneteenth, Celebrate Freedom. Pan-african flag drawn with brush in grunge style

EECS Juneteenth celebration features song, readings, and a proposal for change

In observance of the holiday that marks the end of chattel slavery, faculty, students, and alumni performed music, shared personal stories, and presented a proposal to the EECS chairs for initiatives to enhance diversity and equity and realize systemic equality in the department.|Long Read
Maani Ghaffari Jadidi

Maani Ghaffari Jadidi joins NAME faculty as Assistant Professor with joint Robotics appointment

The department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering is pleased to welcome Maani Ghaffari Jadidi as Assistant Professor with a joint appointment with the Robotics Institute. |Short Read
REV-1 delivery robot

Delivery robots help Ann Arbor restaurants weather COVID

U-M startup says robotic food deliveries have quadrupled.|Medium Read
A screenshot of the VR research environment.

How can pedestrians trust autonomous vehicles

Utilizing a unique VR set-up, researchers uncover a certain amount of trust to encourage, but not harm, pedestrians. |Medium Read
Group photo of U-M, Morehouse, and Prairie View faculty and staff

Institution partnerships offer best of both worlds

ECE helped host faculty from Morehouse College and Prairie View A&M University to explore cross-collaboration opportunities, which allow students and faculty to experience the cultures of both Historically Black Colleges & Universities and U-M. |Medium Read
Professors Lionel Robert and X. Jessie Yang stand in front of an autonomous vehicle at Mcity

What humans want, in an automated car

U-M researchers examined how a person’s perception of safety in an autonomous vehicle was influenced by its “personality” traits.|Medium Read

Yifan Li and Ruikun Luo win 2019 student HFES Awards

U-M graduate students Yifan Li and Ruikun Luo have both won 2019 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) student awards.|Short Read
Cassie

A World Record for Robotic Deep Freeze Walking

Cassie Blue, the bipedal robot, takes advantage of the 2019 polar vortex to set a record-breaking walk.|Short Read
Photo of Leia Stirling

Leia Stirling joins the Industrial and Operations Engineering faculty

Leia Stirling will join the U-M IOE faculty as an associate professor this fall. |Short Read
Autonomous cars on a road with visible connection

U-M researchers provide control software to ensure autonomous vehicles stay in their lane

The team was awarded a Best New Application Paper Award by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society for their work developing reliable control systems for Lane Keeping and Adaptive Cruise Control.|Medium Read

Michigan takes first place at Exoskeleton Competition

The STARX suit helps first-responders bear greater weights and spend less energy.|Medium Read