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October 15, 2016

$27M investment to globalize driverless vehicle research

A $27 million investment from a Chinese firm will strengthen the efforts of the University of Michigan, along with industry and government partners, to advance autonomous, connected vehicles and robotic technologies for a safer and more sustainable future around the world.

September 29, 2016

University launches exercise and sport science initiative

The University of Michigan on Thursday launched the Exercise & Sport Science Initiative, a new research program that draws on experts from a wide range of faculty and students across campus, Michigan Athletics and industry partners to optimize physical performance and health for athletes and exercisers of all ages and abilities.

August 11, 2016

Toyota Research Institute partners with U-M on artificial intelligence

Research focused on artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomous driving at the University of Michigan will get a major boost thanks to an initial $22 million commitment from the Toyota Research Institute, TRI CEO Gill Pratt announced Wednesday in an address to U-M faculty.

April 7, 2016

University collaborates with Toyota on autonomous vehicle hub

In a step that bolsters the region's strong driverless technology-development ecosystem, the University of Michigan will collaborate with Toyota in the automaker's plan to establish a major autonomous vehicle research base in Ann Arbor.

March 16, 2016

High-tech bird watching for shape-shifting airplane wings

An international team of engineers and biologists will gain unprecedented insights into how birds fly so efficiently, and then turn that knowledge to building unmanned aircraft with shape-shifting wings.

These planes should be lighter, faster and dramatically more maneuverable than today's stiff-winged aircraft.

February 18, 2016

Alec Gallimore appointed dean of the College of Engineering

Alec D. Gallimore, associate dean in the College of Engineering, has been appointed the Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering at the University of Michigan.

His appointment, approved Thursday by the Board of Regents, is effective July 1 and runs through June 30, 2021.

January 14, 2016

University, IBM partnering on artificial intelligence project

In an effort to help solve one of the grand challenges of artificial intelligence, the University of Michigan and IBM have launched a $4.5 million collaboration to develop a new class of conversational technologies that will enable people to interact more naturally and effectively with computers.

December 1, 2015

University receives $5.4M for energy efficiency projects

Two new U.S. Department of Energy grants that total $5.4 million will let University of Michigan engineering researchers work on "transformational" engine and battery projects.

Their efforts could lead to efficiency gains in cars and trucks, the electrical grid and beyond.

October 2, 2015

Engineering professor to lead national manufacturing consortium

A University of Michigan engineering professor will lead a national consortium to identify emerging advanced manufacturing technologies to enhance the country's innovation ecosystem, manufacturing competitiveness and national security, the White House announced Friday.

September 17, 2015

$12M renovation begins at U-M's nuclear engineering labs

After more than a decade of carefully dismantling U-M's nuclear reactor and clearing the building of radiation, the university initiated the facility’s second life as the Nuclear Engineering Laboratory on Thursday with a "wallbreaking" ceremony to kick off construction.

July 22, 2015

Nearly $1M awarded in last call for smaller Third Century grants

The latest and final round of Third Century Initiative Quick Win/Discovery grants will go to more than 20 projects, including a technology-based design solution for children with autism, one that encourages performing artists to approach their careers from an entrepreneurial mindset, and another that expands social science research opportunities

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