Autonomous Vehicles

The Clandestine Extended Range Vehicle (CERV) vehicle

U-M’s Automotive Research Center is a ‘national strategic asset’

For more than 25 years, ARC has been a source of technology, modeling, and simulation for the Army's fleet of vehicles.|Medium Read
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Undergraduate research team develops [medical drone] UAV despite pandemic restrictions

In spite of research shutdowns due to COVID and subsequent laboratory restrictions, a team of University of Michigan aerospace undergraduate students, under the direction of Department Chair Tony Waas, and Dr. Tim Smith, have designed, built, and are currently testing a prototype UAV for use delivering essential medical supplies to remote communities in Ghana.|Short Read

Jessie Yang and Cong Shi win second place in NATO Innovation Challenge

U-M IOE faculty have been awarded second place at the NATO Innovation Challenge for their presented solution that integrates optimization and human factors for autonomous decision making. |Short Read
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Hacking reality

Microphones that “hear” light; microprocessors that “tell” us secrets; self-driving cars that “see” fake objects; sensors that “feel” the wrong temperature. Our devices are under attack in new, increasingly sophisticated ways. Security researchers at CSE are exploring the limits of hardware and finding new, sobering vulnerabilities in our computers and homes. |Long Read

The future of autonomous aircraft

Imagine a world of aerial delivery drones bringing goods right to your door or sixth-generation fighter aircraft patrolling battle zones - all without the intervention or even supervision of a human pilot. We recently caught up with Professor Ella Atkins, the director of U-M's Autonomous Aerospace Systems (A2SYS) Lab, and asked her about autonomous flight systems and its implications.|Medium Read
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Aerospace undergrads develop unmanned VTOL aircraft for delivering medical supplies to rural Ghana

Under the direction of Department Chair Dr. Tony Waas, a group of Michigan Aerospace undergraduates are developing a prototype vertical take-off and landing aircraft to transport medical supplies to remote communities in Ghana. |Short Read
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Dr. Dimitra Panagou promoted to associate professor

Dr. Dimitra Panagou of the U-M Department of Aerospace Engineering is promoted to associate professor, with tenure.|Short Read
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State initiative to design ‘road of the future’ connecting Detroit and Ann Arbor

Mobility initiative brings together broad expertise in technology, infrastructure, policy, community engagement and more.|Medium Read
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Navatek opens Ann Arbor office, partners with U-M to conduct naval research for data-model fusion

U-M’s Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) enters partnership with one of the nation’s most innovative research & technology firms, Navatek LLC, to advance research in the area of data-model fusion for future naval platform design and operation.|Medium Read
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Professors Jay Guo and Zetian Mi awarded MTRAC funding for research in autonomous and green vehicles

Guo is working to boost the visibility of autonomous cars for improved safety, and Mi is building a prototype solar hydrogen production system that could out-compete electric cars. |Short Read
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Ester Bentley receives NDSEG Fellowship to help the world navigate without GPS

PhD student Ester Bentley designs smaller, better 3D mechanical resonators for use in high-performance gyroscopes to help unmanned systems navigate when GPS signal is jammed or lost. |Short Read
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Matthew Belz receives NDSEG Fellowship to improve the safety of autonomous systems

PhD student Matthew Belz will work to develop jamming-resistant radar systems for autonomous vehicles.|Short Read