The partnership will expand the capabilities of other labs, and enable them to conduct high-impact research.
U-M, Humotech partner to bring open-source bionic leg to research labs
U-M founds first robotics department among top 10 engineering schools
The new department will meet demand from industry and students—and define the emerging discipline
$1.7M to build everyday exoskeletons to assist with lifting, walking and climbing stairs
The modular exoskeleton system will help workers and the elderly, boosting ankle, knee and/or hip joints by mounting new motors to off-the-shelf orthotics.
$1M for open-source first-responder robots
An open-source perception and movement system, to be developed with NSF funding, could enable robots that partner with humans in fires and disaster areas.
Faster path planning for rubble-roving robots
Splitting the path into difficult and easy terrain speeds up path planning for robots that use “hands” to maintain balance on uneven ground.
Helping robots learn what they can and can’t do in new situations
What should a robot do when it cannot trust the model it was trained on?