Robotics and Autonomy

Two images side by side of a motorcycle rider. On the right side version the rider is highlighted in green.

Computer vision: Finding the best teaching frame in a video for fake video fightback

The frame in which a human marks out the boundaries of an object makes a huge difference in how well AI software can identify that object through the rest of the video.|Medium Read

Michigan takes first place at Exoskeleton Competition

The STARX suit helps first-responders bear greater weights and spend less energy.|Medium Read
A robot leg practices walking on a treadmill

Open-source bionic leg: First-of-its-kind platform aims to rapidly advance prosthetics

'This represents the future of research—rapid prototyping of open source robotic hardware and embedded systems with shared code.'|Medium Read
Prof. Chad Jenkins, seen here with a Fetch robot

A quicker eye for robotics to help in our cluttered, human environments

New algorithm can help robots go from structured environments like factories to complex, unstructured places like our homes. |Medium Read
NSBE group with Cassie

Black Engineers convention comes to Detroit and ECE is there to welcome the record-breaking 14,000 attendees

At this year’s convention for the National Society of Black Engineers, U-M professors, students, and alums came together with the other attendees to share experiences, offer career advice, and explore how to improve society.|Medium Read
Mangelson launches autonomous vehicle

Speaking like dolphins, a robot fleet takes on underwater tasks

Robot teams could inspect pipelines, dams, ships and more|Medium Read
BepiColombo approaching Mercury. Credit: European Space Agency

U-M researchers to help unravel Mercury, solar system mysteries

In ESA's BepiColombo mission, an examination of the particles in Mercury's upper atmosphere will shed light on what the planet is made of.|Medium Read
construction worker reads plans

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
Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel

RobotX: UM Team prepares autonomous boat for competition in Hawaii

Without human intervention or remote control assistance, 19 teams from 6 countries will meet this December to compete in the Maritime RobotX Challenge. |Medium Read
A screen capture from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey

‘2001: A Space Odyssey:’ From science fiction to science fact

As part of a celebration of the film’s 50th anniversary, leading researchers discussed artificial intelligence and deep space travel.|Short Read
Necmiye Ozay profile portrait

Necmiye Ozay receives Henry Russel Award for extraordinary accomplishment

Ozay is one of four U-M faculty members selected to receive a Henry Russel Award for 2019. The Award is one of the university’s highest honors for junior faculty members.|Short Read
Matthew Johnson-Roberson, assistant professor of naval architecture and marine engineering, and of electrical engineering and computer science, College of Engineering.

Assistant Professor Matthew Johnson-Roberson receives Henry Russel Award

Johnson-Roberson is one of four UM faculty members selected to receive a Henry Russel Award for 2019. The Award is one of the university’s highest honors for junior faculty members.|Short Read