Robotics

featured Robotics stories

The beanbag test

It’s one thing for a robot to sort through a pile of rigid objects like blocks, but what about softer stuff?|Medium Read
An autonomous vehicle on the road

Ann Arbor: A hub for autonomous vehicles

Ann Arbor is emerging as a major player in the world of autonomous vehicles with the Mcity test facility, a one-of-a-kind simulated urban and suburban environment. |Medium Read
Researchers make adjustments to robot

Swim with the robots, U-M on the Great Lakes

With a customized Iver 3 underwater drone, the Deep Robotic Optical Perception (DROP) Lab have a new set of underwater eyes that provide a window into the health of the world's lakes and oceans.|Short Read
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

From rodent to robot

How a hopping mouse and information theory could inform robotic locomotion|Medium Read
Electrical and Computer Engineering

BigANT tackles the wave field

Prof. Shai Revzen's lab in ECE has developed an inexpensive technique to rapidly fabricate a variety of useful robots.|Short 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

How self-driving cars can be safer with connected technology

Mcity demonstrates the powerful pairing of connectivity and automation.|Medium Read

Driverless shuttle service coming to U-M’s North Campus

Brought to you by Mcity, U-M’s public-private partnership to accelerate advanced mobility|Short Read
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dmitry Berenson helps robots play nice with people

Putting our arm movements into code.|Short Read
Dog climbs over fallen tree

Building more stable four-legged robots

A biologist turned roboticist takes a closer look at dog gaits to help design better movements for four-legged robots.|Short Read