robotics

  1. October 25, 2021

    Matthaei Botanical Gardens debuts robotically fabricated timber structure

    A new robotically fabricated pavilion at Matthaei Botanical Gardens brings leading-edge fabrication research to the public space, and explores new responsible and precise methods of construction.

  2. September 16, 2021

    First-responder robots could team with wildfire fighters

    Tomorrow’s wildfire fighters and other first responders may tag-team with robotic assistants that can hike through wilderness areas and disaster zones, thanks to a U-M research project funded by a new $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

  3. September 7, 2021

    ‘Robot assistants’ may help reinvent construction industry

    With the aim of enabling robots to learn from human partners on construction sites, the National Science Foundation is providing $2 million to a university-led research team.

  4. March 16, 2021

    U-M, Ford open world-class robotics complex on North Campus

    U-M and Ford Motor Co. are opening a one-of-a-kind facility, where they’ll develop robots and roboticists that help make lives better, keep people safer and build a more equitable society.

  5. January 26, 2021

    $15M continues U-M partnership with Toyota Research Institute

    Building on a successful five-year collaboration with U-M faculty, the Toyota Research Institute will renew its research partnership with U-M for an additional five years, with projects funded up to $3M per year.

  6. March 9, 2020

    ‘It’s like you have a hand again’

    In a major advance in mind-controlled prosthetics for amputees, U-M researchers have tapped faint, latent signals from arm nerves and amplified them to enable real-time, intuitive, finger-level control of a robotic hand.

  7. October 14, 2019

    UMMA, CoE working to bring robots to the art world

    Faculty, staff and students from the U-M Museum of Art and the College of Engineering’s Robotics Institute are working to develop a robot docent at the museum.

  8. April 13, 2018

    University breaks ground on new Ford Robotics Building

    Officials broke ground Friday on the $75 million Ford Motor Company Robotics Building, a 140,000-square-foot, four-story complex of classrooms, offices and tailored lab space for a variety of robotic technologies.

  9. July 31, 2017

    Outdoor drone complex will be site of safe flight testing

    M-Air, an outdoor fly lab for testing autonomous aerial vehicles, is coming to the College of Engineering this fall, adding to the university’s spate of advanced robotics facilities.

  10. April 20, 2017

    New U-M robotics building named in honor of Ford Motor Co. gift

    The four-story, 140,000-square-foot robotics facility slated for North Campus will be named the Ford Motor Company Robotics Building in recognition of a $15 million gift to the College of Engineering.