Robotics and Autonomy

Training computer vision systems

Paper award for training computer vision systems more accurately

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exoskeleton dragging dummy

Exoskeletons compete to boost strength of rescue workers

Five college teams test robotic suits that could enhance humans’ abilities.|Medium Read
The newly renovated and renamed Aaron Friedman Marine Hydrodynamics Lab opened its doors to the public on Central Campus in Ann Arbor, M

Historic Marine Hydrodynamic Lab gets makeover and new name

The 112-year-old “tow tank” in West Hall recently got a fresh face and a new name through a renovation project ending this month. Built in 1904, the testing basin was the first University-affiliated facility of its kind in the United States and is still the largest.|Medium Read
Dmitry Berenson

Dmitry Berenson receives NSF CAREER Award to advance a robot’s ability to handle soft objects

Berenson works to improve the ability of autonomous robots to handle soft, deformable objects.|Short Read
Shai Revzen

Shai Revzen receives inaugural Robotics Institute Teaching Award for hands-on approach to education

Course encourages students to come up with their own robot designs.|Short Read
Michael Wellman at the Asimov Debate

Prof Michael Wellman share expertise in Asimov Memorial Debate

The debate was held at the American Museum of Natural History and was hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson.|Short Read
Risk-aware autonomy

Risk-aware autonomy – moving artificial intelligence forward

In this video, CSE PhD student Dhanvin Mehta talks about his work in getting robots to navigate safely amongst pedestrians.|Short Read

The beanbag test

It’s one thing for a robot to sort through a pile of rigid objects like blocks, but what about softer stuff?|Medium Read
An autonomous vehicle on the road

Ann Arbor: A hub for autonomous vehicles

Ann Arbor is emerging as a major player in the world of autonomous vehicles with the Mcity test facility, a one-of-a-kind simulated urban and suburban environment. |Medium Read
Researchers make adjustments to robot

Swim with the robots, U-M on the Great Lakes

With a customized Iver 3 underwater drone, the Deep Robotic Optical Perception (DROP) Lab have a new set of underwater eyes that provide a window into the health of the world's lakes and oceans.|Short Read
Prof. Grizzle's group working on robotic exoskeleton

Getting people moving – Walking exoskeletons could mobilize disabled patients

Prof. Jessy Grizzle has long said that his work in robotics could one day be used to help the disabled. Now he and his group, alongside French company Wandercraft, are working to make that claim a reality in the form of walking exoskeletons.|Medium Read
Cassie robot takes her first steps

Latest two-legged walking robot arrives at Michigan

Built to handle falls, and with two extra motors in each leg, the new robot will help U-M roboticists take independent robotic walking to a whole new level.|Medium Read