Joyce Chai named ACL Fellow for significant contributions to grounded natural language processing and the interaction between language processing and roboticsProf. Chai has been recognized for significant contributions to grounded natural language processing and the interaction between language processing and robotics.
$1.7M to build everyday exoskeletons to assist with lifting, walking and climbing stairsThe modular exoskeleton system will help workers and the elderly, boosting ankle, knee and/or hip joints by mounting new motors to off-the-shelf orthotics.
Incoming faculty Anhong Guo named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Science
This distinction recognizes young researchers with exceptional promise who are having an impact on the world.
Space motor helps make robotic prosthetic leg more comfortable and extends battery life
Getting rid of some gears enabled a free-swinging knee, regenerative braking and brought the noise level down from vacuum cleaner to fridge.
Emily Mower Provost named Toyota Faculty Scholar
Her work uses machine learning to measure mood, emotion, and other aspects of human behavior for purposes of providing early or real-time interventions for people in managing their health.
Alumnus Peter Wurman inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame
Wurman and his cofounders were recognized for their invention of the Kiva system, a revolutionary warehouse order fulfillment system that uses mobile robots and control software to bring inventory shelves to workers.
A quicker eye for robotics to help in cluttered environments
New algorithm can help robots go from structured environments like factories to complex, unstructured places like our homes.
Helping drivers use smart cars smarter
This conversational in-vehicle digital assistant can respond to drivers’ questions and commands in natural language
Getting people moving – Walking exoskeletons could mobilize disabled patients
Prof. Jessy Grizzle has long said that his work in robotics could one day be used to help the disabled. Now he and his group, alongside French company Wandercraft, are working to make that claim a reality in the form of walking exoskeletons.
Codeon is the intelligent assistant for software developers
With Codeon, developers can request help by speaking their requests aloud within the context of their Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
CHORUS: The Crowd-Powered Conversational Assistant
Researchers have developed a crowd-powered conversational assistant, Chorus, and deployed it to see how users and workers would interact together when mediated by the system.
Designing for our own
CSE students designed technology for a fellow student who returned after a decade away because of a brain hemorrhage.
New student exoskeleton team launches prototype
Student team STARX (STrength Augmenting Robotic eXoskeletons) completed its second year, focused on making practical powered exoskeletons that increase the effective strength of the user.
Clinc launches Finie, an AI personal assistant for mobile banking
Finie, which can be referred to as the “Siri” of personal banking, is an artificial intelligence platform for banks that helps customers talk to their bank accounts in a natural and conversational way.
CSE-based startup receives funding to develop systems based on intelligent personal assistant technology
Clinc has built Lucida, its state-of- the-art, open-source intelligent assistant and machine learning platform that allows developers and the open-source community to easily create and deploy personalized voice and vision-based intelligent assistants.
Researchers seek to help the disabled with intelligent robotic wheelchair
Vulcan, the intelligent robotic wheelchair, aims to help the elderly and those with disabilities effortlessly move around their environment.
Hackers tackle assistive technology
Dr. David Chesney and others hosted a hackathon that focused on projects for the greater good.
Jason Mars receives CAREER Award to advance system architectures for artificially intelligent services and applications
The award will enable Prof. Mars to understand how future cloud and mobile systems should be designed to support increasing demand from users of intelligent assistants.
U-M, IBM partner on advanced conversational computing system
The project aims to develop a cognitive system that functions as an academic advisor for undergraduate computer science and engineering majors at the university.
Emily Mower Provost Receives Oscar Stern Award for Research in Emotion Expression and Perception
The proposed work investigates computational methodologies to differentiate emotion perception patterns of healthy controls and individuals with Major Depressive Disorder or Bipolar Disorder.