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June 22, 2018

Multimedia Features

June 20, 2018

Straw-bale building

Straw-Bale Building at The Campus Farm

What can a house made of straw bales teach us about sustainability? A U-M class recently completed one — Ann Arbor's first student-built, off-the-grid structure on campus — to bring awareness to natural building, local food and sustainable living. In this video, Jeremy Moghtader, Campus Farm program manager, and Joe Trumpey, associate professor of art, natural resources, and environment, whose Green Building class built the structure, discuss its benefits and learning opportunities.

June 5, 2018

Driverless ride

Mcity Driverless Shuttle

The Mcity Driverless Shuttle, a research project at U-M, launched Monday on North Campus. The shuttle will run on 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, weather permitting. There is no cost to riders, and the two shuttles will cover a one-mile route at the North Campus Research Complex roughly every 10 minutes.

May 29, 2018

Bloomin' peonies

The Nichols Arboretum peony garden has begun its annual transformation from green shoots to waves of white, pink and red as it bursts into nearly 10,000 blooms. At the beginning of this week, the main beds of herbaceous peonies were beginning to open. The tree peonies are still blooming in the surrounding beds. The peony garden offers a spring display from sunrise to sunset daily from approximately Memorial Day, when these pictures were taken, to mid-June. (Photos by Joseph Mooney)

May 23, 2018

Robotic suits

2018 ACE Competition

At the first Applied Collegiate Exoskeleton Competition, the requested attire was circuits and motors. Teams from five schools recently gathered at U-M to tune-up, learn and demonstrate their powered mechanical suits, or exoskeletons, which augment the wearer’s strength and abilities. In this video, members of the U-M team explain the goal of the competition and how it worked.