Calming the tremors
After 20 years of bothersome hand tremors, Harry Hahn, an active retiree, finally found relief through a procedure called deep brain stimulation. In this video, Parag Patil, associate professor of neurosurgery, anesthesiology, and biomedical engineering; and Kelvin Chou, Thomas H. and Susan C. Brown Early Career Professor of Neurology, and professor of neurology, and neurosurgery, explain how deep brain stimulation works, and what the results look like.
Risk aware autonomy
In this video, Dhanvin Mehta, a graduate student research assistant in electrical engineering and computer science, describes his work on the Risk Aware Multi-Policy Decision Making algorithm to help guide robots in uncertain environments with constantly changing variables, such as for autonomous vehicles driving among pedestrians who can suddenly change direction or speed without signaling.
Students across campus will work with visiting artist Chico MacMurtrie this semester on a 40-foot robotic sculpture that explores the notion of borders and boundary conditions. This video explores the ideas behind the project, which is led by the Institute for the Humanities and symbolizes the humanities in action.
'Porgy and Bess'
Despite its undisputed place in American music history, "Porgy and Bess" has never had a definitive score. Over the last three years, editors at U-M's Gershwin Initiative have worked to create a new edition of the opera. A test performance of the new score will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Hill Auditorium. This video explores what the audience can expect from this crucial step of the editorial process.
Time to evolve
The Museum of Natural History ended nearly 90 years in the Ruthven Museums Building on Dec. 31, 2017, as it prepares to move into the new Biological Science Building. This video commemorates the memories of visitors and staff, and offers a sneak peek at what is in store for the future of the museum inside its new home.