What happens when you send a rolling robot out for a mission, and it turns out to need legs instead? In this video, Shai Revzen, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, describes how his team is working to create "self-assembling" robots that can build themselves into any form required.
President Mary Sue Coleman poses with Michigan Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, and Sen. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, after being presented with a special tribute Thursday by the state Legislature as she prepares to retire in July. The tribute reads, in part, "She led the university through the most challenging economy since the Depression, and did so with success, impact and grace." (Photo courtesy of the Michigan Senate)
Soccer or football?
As the World Cup gets underway, a question often asked is whether the game is soccer (as it's referred to in the United States) or football (as people throughout the rest of the world call it). In this video, Stefan Szymanski, the Stephen J. Galetti Collegiate Professor of Sport Management, explains why both words are correct and necessary.
Peter Lillo and Philipp Schiffmann, doctoral students and researchers in a group headed by Volker Sick, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and professor of mechanical engineering, examine an engine system in the Walter E. Lay Auto Laboratory. Sick's group works under a collaborative research agreement with General Motors that was recently extended through 2017. (Photo by Joseph Xu, College of Engineering)
Women's Football Academy
The 16th annual Michigan Women's Football Academy took place Saturday with 500 participants in attendance to learn the game from Wolverine players and coaches. This video shows participants taking part in drills and learning the fundamentals of the sport. Proceeds from the event go to family support services at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center.