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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

Researchers seek to help the disabled with intelligent robotic wheelchair

Vulcan, the intelligent robotic wheelchair, aims to help the elderly and those with disabilities effortlessly move around their environment.|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
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MARLO makes initial attempt at the Wave Field

For now, Grizzle and his graduate students are only attempting the easiest routes, between the grassy two- to three-foot moguls, over smaller undulations that he calls “merely very difficult.”|Short Read
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Michigan shines at the National Robotics Initiative 5 year anniversary

The NRI is a multi-agency effort to accelerate the development and use of robots that work beside or cooperatively with people. |Short Read
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Beyond Asimov: How to plan for ethical robots

As robots become integrated into society more widely, we need to be sure they’ll behave well among us.|Medium Read
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MARLO, the free-standing two-legged robot, conquers terrain with innovative control algorithms

The robot’s feedback control algorithms should be able to help other two-legged robots as well as powered prosthetic legs gain similar capabilities.|Medium Read
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Robotics research and education on display

A record 780 people attended the sixth annual Michigan Robotics Day on April 5 at the North Campus Research Center. The event highlights the region’s robust robotics research and education endeavors.|Medium Read
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Necmiye Ozay receives CAREER award for research in cyber-physical systems

Cyber-physical systems are smart, networked systems with embedded sensors, processors, and actuators that are designed to interact with the physical world.|Short Read
Chewbacca in costume interviews Professor Jessy Grizzle.

Star Wars tech: How far are we? Chewie gets answers

Chewie talks to experts about spacecraft thrusters, light sabers, droids, carbonite and holograms. |Medium Read
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ECE welcomes new engineering robotics center

The center, to be built on North Campus, will offer state-of-the-art facilities in a 3-story, 100,000 square foot building.|Medium Read
MABEL, a bipedal robot with a compliant powertrain

In our image

Jonathan Hurst likes to go running at night. It's harder to see the ground then -- harder to make out the roots, gullies and sidewalk lips and bound over them without tripping. "I do it to understand the robots better," he says.|Long Read