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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

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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
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Student Spotlight: Christopher Boyd – From robotics to MEMS inertial sensors

Chris develops and tests control systems for MEMS inertial sensors, which are used to detect acceleration, tilt, and other attributes related to motion sensing.|Medium Read
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Top robotic helicopter team sets sights on impossible mission

The International Aerial Robotics competition requires teams to build a flying bot that can self-navigate.|Medium Read
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Students form SkySpecs, LLC to produce autonomous aerial vehicles

The SkySpecs robot will designed for use by end users and will be controlled via a touchscreen tablet.|Short Read
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Cockroaches and Robots: Reverse engineering the balance systems of animals

These new insights could one day help engineers design steadier robots and improve doctors’ understanding of human gait abnormalities.|Medium Read
Shai Revzen

Translating animal movement into better robotic design

Revzen believes that his findings can be used to engineer better man-made devices, including prosthetic limbs and complete robots.|Short Read
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Two-legged robot walks outside at U-M

With prosthetic feet and hips that can swing sideways for stability, the University of Michigan’s newest two-legged robot has taken its first steps outside.|Medium Read
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MAAV student team places first in IARC competition with robotic quadrotor

The MAAV team, which was founded in 2009, was one of only two to successfully maneuver and map the set course with their unmanned aerial vehicle.|Short Read
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Team UM::Autonomy are champions again

The interdisciplinary team went into the competition with a new electrical and vision system, and an advanced control system.|Short Read
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Robots Building Better Maps: For robots and other mechanical creatures

Nick's primary research involves creating algorithms that decipher what the cameras and lasers are detecting to generate a map. |Short Read