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A nail gun attached to an octocopter. Credit: Matthew Romano, Michigan Robotics, University of Michigan.

Roofing drone nails down shingles

Automated drone does work at the same speed as a novice roofer, researcher says.|Medium Read

Remote attack on temperature sensors threatens safety in incubators, industry

The researchers demonstrated that an adversary could remotely manipulate the temperature sensor measurements without tampering with the targeted system or triggering automatic temperature alarms.|Short Read
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The “Magic Ratio” that could power tomorrow’s solar cells

A Q&A with Rachel Goldman|Medium Read
HERCULES laser

Most powerful laser in the US to be built at Michigan

Using extreme light to explore quantum dynamics, advance medicine and more.|Medium Read

Mitigating uncertainties in remote computer numerical control using data-driven transfer learning

U-M IOE’s Raed Al Kontar receives research funding from Cyber-physical Systems, a National Science Foundation program, for a project centered on the refinement of computer numerical control as a cloud service.|Short Read
Scientists in a lab

U-M team to build synthetic neurons – first challenge in making synthetic cells

Seven U.S. research institutions look to build synthetic cells|Medium Read

New attack on autonomous vehicle sensors creates fake obstacles

Up to this point, no attacks had been discovered targeting a car’s LiDAR system—but a major new finding from researchers at the University of Michigan has demonstrated what that might look like. |Medium 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
Colorized microscope images of ball-like embryoids: green arcs of amnion cells above fuchsia semicircles of epiblast-like cells.

Opening the black box of human development

New methods for studying embryonic development could enable better fertility treatment and prevent congenital disabilities, but they also pose tough questions.|Long Read
Overhead shot of people in hard hats reviewing construction plans

Errors found in a bedrock contract bidding model—and how to solve them. A Q&A with Photios Ioannou

A flaw has been uncovered in construction's best known and most cited competitive bidding model.|Medium Read
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Creating more efficient data centers for AI

Tang’s project will redesign data center systems to support large-scale use of hardware accelerators to meet future computational demand.|Short Read
View of Earth from space

MXL builds cubeSats to measure atmospheric plasma bubbles

The two TBEx satellites launched in June 2019 will give scientists detailed insight into the effects of plasma bubbles in the upper atmosphere and how this space weather impacts space communication. |Medium Read