frontiers in Neuroscience article (2016) by Dr. Cynthia A. Chestek and Dr. Karen E. Schroeder
IOPscience (Chestek) articles:
IEEE Journal article (Chestek): BMI using lower bandwith MINI
This paper explores the benefits of using multiple gaits in a single robot.
Weitao Xi, Yevgeniy Yseilevskiy, C. David Remy
Research on the simultaneous optimization of motion and morphology; comparing different actuators in legged robots:
The video of the comparison:
New University of Michigan research vehicles will be open testbeds for academic and industry researchers to rapidly test self-driving and connected vehicle technologies at a world-class proving ground – Mcity.
Research has its super intense moments and its pleasures. In the video MARLO vs. Wave Field our intrepid bipedal friend renews an ongoing battle, this time equipped with a new nonlinear control algorithm incorporating machine learning. More recently, MARLO took a stroll near SRB and the Wave Field, with the objective of enjoying the beautiful fall colors.
Robotics PhD student Kevin Lieberman has been awarded a 2016 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship and an Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) Lawrence C. Fortier Memorial Scholarship. Congratulations, Kevin!
View the CoE news article here.
Next time you think some robotics professors are just chillin’ out, you had better look again. They may be exploring the next great idea. Professors Matt Johnson-Roberson and Ram Vasudevan used the video game Grand Theft Auto to generate annotated data that was then used to train machine learning algorithms for autonomous driving – and it worked great! You can read more in their paper on the arXiv.
The Robotics Graduate Student Council held a fun and active evening of Whirly Ball for Masters students in the Robotics program. Using one hand to control the bumper car and the other to throw and catch the ball, the students quickly transitioned from struggling to play to an intense competition. As athletes but still engineers, the conversations during breaks turned to discussions about the mechanisms driving the cars. Overall, the Whirly Ball outing was a great day to relieve stress and bond with other Robotics students.
Thursday, October 13 from 12 – 1:30pm in EECS 1303: Mia Stevens will present her work on Geofence Guidance for Small UAS. This is the first in a series featuring the excellent work of students being presented to fellow students, offering a great opportunity to receive feedback as well as learn of the work of fellow students/groups. The series also provides presentation practice for conferences and other venues. A total of five seminars are planned for this semester. Food will be provided!
Assistant Research Scientist Tulga Ersal has been selected to receive the 2016 UMOR Research Faculty Recognition Award.
The Research Faculty Recognition Award recognizes a Research Assistant Professor or Assistant Research Scientist for exceptional scholarly achievements, as evidenced by publications and/or other scholarly activities in any academic field of study. Dr. Ersal has been selected for this award due to his contributions to the field of system dynamics and control, with applications including autonomous vehicles.