Human Factors

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Researchers to use brain scans to understand gender bias in software development

The team will use fMRI to identify some of the underlying processes that occur when a code reviewer weighs in on a piece of software and its author.|Medium Read
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Stronger, faster, further

Charting a path to powered exoskeletons: A Q&A with Leia Stirling|Medium Read
A man stacks cubes using a prosthetic arm

‘It’s like you have a hand again’

An ultra-precise mind-controlled prosthetic|Medium Read
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How can pedestrians trust autonomous vehicles

Utilizing a unique VR set-up, researchers uncover a certain amount of trust to encourage, but not harm, pedestrians. |Medium Read
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Cracking the cochlea: U-M team creates mathematical model of ear’s speech center

New research paves the way for modeling the transduction of speech and music at the cochlear level.|Medium Read
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Building a language of touch: Nadine Sarter Q&A

How do we improve the communication and coordination between humans and machines?|Medium Read
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Virtual reality job trials for collaborative robots

Before taking on a job, new robots can be tested with human coworkers in virtual reality.|Medium Read
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Fresh funding ideas to fix Michigan’s failing infrastructure

Fintech and digital financing could move infrastructure financing into the 21st century.|Short Read
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Has the Olympics changed how it measures false-starts in track?

A Q&A with a biomechanics expert who has researched reaction times|Medium Read
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Mcity Driverless Shuttle launches on U-M’s North Campus

U-M’s North Campus is now home to the first driverless shuttle project in the U.S. focusing on user behavior research.|Medium Read
Building online profiles

“Stitching” together a web user from scattered, messy data

Even though we interact with different web services in different ways, there are clues in the data that can indicate trends and identify a unique profile.|Short Read
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Zakaria Aldeneh selected for IBM Ph.D. Fellowship

Aldeneh's research focuses on identifying the features of speech that make human interaction feel natural. |Short Read