How to make the robot revolution serve the people

Karen Sussex, an upper-limb amputee from Jackson, Mich., operates a Touch Bionics I-LIMB prosthetic hand

The Ford Robotics Building, at $75 million and 140,000 square feet, is set to open soon. Features include an indoor fly zone for autonomous aerial vehicles, an outdoor playground for walking robots, a high-bay garage for self-driving cars, and more.

  1. COVID forced psychiatric care online, and many patients want it to stay there

    Most patients opted for video, but the future of virtual mental health visits is less certain due to reimbursement.

  2. UMS premieres ‘Some Old Black Man,’ filmed at Detroit’s Jam Handy

    Actor Wendell Pierce joins UMS production that offers a new way of imagining live theater in a lingering pandemic that has shuttered in-person arts experiences nationwide.

  3. Museum scientists: Prepare for next pandemic by preserving animal specimens now

    The emergence of infectious diseases attributed to novel pathogens that “spill over” from animal populations into humans is on the rise. Museum specimens hold important clues.

  4. How do we manage the unchecked power of social media?

    Professor of Information Cliff Lampe ponders the future of social media in the wake of several platforms’ decisions to ban Donald Trump after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the nation’s Capitol.

  5. Opinion: Insurrection in Washington

    Hear from University experts as they reflect on events of Jan. 6 in which rioters, incited by unproven election fraud claims perpetrated by President Trump, stormed the U.S. Capitol, resulting in five fatalities.

  6. $9.95M for ‘smart intersections’ across Ann Arbor

    Ann Arbor will soon be home to more than 20 “smart intersections”—capable of gathering and transmitting information in real time to connected cars—as part of a University of Michigan effort to demonstrate the safety potential of connected and automated vehicles.