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.
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.
Robotic technologies for air, sea and roads, for factories, hospitals and homes will have tailored lab space in the University of Michigan's planned Robotics Laboratory.
Converting human urine into a safe fertilizer for agricultural crops is the goal of a new $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
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.
Four University of Michigan professors are among the most recent inductees into the National Academy of Sciences. Membership in the NAS is one of the highest distinctions for a scientist or engineer in the United States.
The University of Michigan has launched the Monroe-Brown Seed Fund, a new funding vehicle designed to advance the process of transitioning commercially viable engineering and medical research projects to market.
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.
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.
The Board of Regents on Thursday approved new deans for the College of Engineering and the School of Kinesiology, and an interim dean for the School of Education. Each appointment is effective July 1.
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.
A shock-absorbing football helmet system being developed at the University of Michigan could blunt some dangerous physics that today's head protection ignores.
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.
By studying videos from high-stakes court cases, University of Michigan researchers are building unique lie-detecting software based on real-world data.
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.
The jumble of chemical elements was tamed when the Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev discovered how to group them into families with common properties.
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.
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.
The University of Michigan is one of nine research universities in a new international effort, funded by a $12 million award from the National Science Foundation, to build better cities of the future.
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