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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
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

Katherine Skinner joins NAME department as Assistant Professor

Katherine Skinner has accepted the offer of Assistant Professor and will join the faculty in September of 2021. |Short Read
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
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
May Mobility wheelchair-accessible shuttle

Year of growth, experiments for May Mobility

May Mobility intends to gradually acclimate the public to the experience of autonomous driving.|Medium Read
Aerospace Engineering logo

Aerospace faculty receives NSF grant for UAS traffic research

Congratulations to research faculty member Dr. Hossein Rastgoftar and Prof. Ella Atkins on their new NSF grant!|Short Read

Michigan takes first place at Exoskeleton Competition

The STARX suit helps first-responders bear greater weights and spend less energy.|Medium Read
A robot leg practices walking on a treadmill

Open-source bionic leg: First-of-its-kind platform aims to rapidly advance prosthetics

'This represents the future of research—rapid prototyping of open source robotic hardware and embedded systems with shared code.'|Medium Read
Glen Chou

Glen Chou receives the NDSEG Fellowship to improve the safety of autonomous systems

PhD student Glen Chou is focused on ensuring that autonomous systems, including cars and robots, never threaten human safety. |Short Read
NSBE group with Cassie

Black Engineers convention comes to Detroit and ECE is there to welcome the record-breaking 14,000 attendees

At this year’s convention for the National Society of Black Engineers, U-M professors, students, and alums came together with the other attendees to share experiences, offer career advice, and explore how to improve society.|Medium Read