In the News November 22, 2019

Contest asks U-M students to re-imagine nuclear waste to reverse climate change

The first ever “Nuclear Energy Grand Challenge: Reimagining Nuclear Waste” prize will engage innovators and entrepreneurs at the college level to tackle one of the most unique challenges facing the nuclear energy industry—the perception of nuclear waste.
Bloomberg November 14, 2019

Expensive, Glitchy Voting Machines Expose 2020 Hacking Risks

Paper ballots may be safer and cheaper, but local officials swoon at digital equipment. Remarks from J. Alex Halderman.
Futurity November 14, 2019

People want self-driving cars to share their personality

Even if we don’t have one ourselves, we want to see driverless cars to be agreeable, conscientious, and stable, according to a new study.
Michigan Radio November 8, 2019

Stateside: Robots deliver your dinner

Beep! Bop! Boop! Robots soon could deliver bibimbap to your door
Michigan Daily November 8, 2019

Engineering professors create robot food delivery service

Two University of Michigan Engineering professors have developed a robotic food delivery service that transports food from local restaurants to customers’ homes.
Wired November 8, 2019

This Food-Delivery Robot Wants to Share the Bike Lane

Refraction AI, founded by two researchers at the University of Michigan, joins a crowded field of self-driving delivery vehicles.
The Washington Post November 7, 2019

Elon Musk says he has the solution for California’s fire-related blackouts. It starts at $15,000.

EECS-ECE Prof. Ian Hiskens comments on using rooftop-mounted solar and battery storage as a way to achieve energy independence.
In the News November 6, 2019

Roger Pellett named finalist in Minnesota Book Award General Nonfiction category

UM alumni Roger Pellett was named a finalist in the 2019 Minnesota Book Award General Nonfiction category for his book Whaleback Ships and the American Steel Barge Company
In the News November 6, 2019

Cory Wood, talks of the birth of Bristol Harbor Group at University of Michigan

Born at the University of Michigan in the early 1990s, Bristol Harbor Group (BHG) has grown into a diverse and widely respected naval architecture and marine engineering firm. Cory Wood, Vice President and one of the four co-founders of BHG, discusses the company's past and design drivers to power its future.
NBC November 5, 2019

The smart speaker in your home may not be as secure as you think

Researchers, including EECS-CSE associate professor Kevin Fu, have discovered an exploit that made home assistants vulnerable to lasers.
Ars Technica November 5, 2019

Researchers hack Siri, Alexa, and Google Home by shining lasers at them

EECS-CSE associate professor Kevin Fu was involved in research that found vulnerability in home assistant devices, reports ArsTechnica.
Wired November 5, 2019

Hackers can use lasers to ‘speak’ to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Researchers, including EECS-CSE associate professor Kevin Fu, have discovered an exploit that makes home assistants vulnerable to laser attacks.