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Cassie robot takes her first steps

Latest two-legged walking robot arrives at Michigan

Built to handle falls, and with two extra motors in each leg, the new robot will help U-M roboticists take independent robotic walking to a whole new level.|Medium Read
A jerboa from several angles

From rodent to robot

How a hopping mouse and information theory could inform robotic locomotion|Medium Read
Kurt Lundeen tests out construction robot

Autonomous robot construction is here

U-M researchers have developed modeling techniques that will help on-site construction robots with autonomous decision making.|Short Read

Outdoor drone complex planned

When M-Air opens, Michigan Engineering will earn the distinction of hosting advanced robotics testing facilities for air, sea and land. |Medium Read

Google grant expands robotics for Detroit students

The funding increases outreach at the Michigan Engineering Zone, where U-M mentors work with local high school students. |Medium Read
SE Elevation of the Ford Motor Company Robotics Building.

New U-M Robotics Building named in honor of Ford Motor Company gift

The gift will accelerate construction.|Medium Read
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U-M first in line for new bird-inspired walking robot

Crashworthy biped expected to run faster than an 8-minute mile and conquer the Wave Field.|Short Read
Automated vehicle on a track

Open-access automated cars to advance driverless research

New research vehicles will be open testbeds for academic and industry researchers to rapidly test self-driving and connected vehicle technologies at a world-class proving ground.|Short Read
The investment MOU was signed in Shenzhen, China.

$27M investment to globalize driverless vehicle research

A $27 million investment from a Chinese firm will strengthen the efforts of U-M along with industry and government partners, to advance autonomous, connected vehicles and robotic technologies.|Medium Read
SE Elevation of the Ford Motor Company Robotics Building.

Robotics building design approved, including space for Ford

Robotic technologies for air, sea and roads, for factories, hospitals and homes will have tailored lab space in Michigan Engineering’s robotics laboratory.|Medium Read
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Toyota Research Institute partners with U-M to accelerate artificial intelligence research

$22 million investment to begin research collaborations focused on autonomous vehicles and advanced robotics projects.|Medium Read
Xingye "Dennis" Da, a doctoral student in mechanical engineering, inspects the ankle of MARLO, a bipedal robot.

First success on the Wave Field

A walking robot's "sober" attempt at crossing the earthen moguls outside FXB.|Medium Read