Innovation

  1. In our image

    Two-legged locomotion is the robotics industry’s next frontier. But how and why do we make machines that move like us?

  2. One hand washes the other

    What happens to those tiny bars of hotel soap on check-out? Ford School grad Erin Zaikis, AB ’10, recycles and redistributes them.

  3. Alumni’s filmmaking startup showcases Michigan businesses

    New filmmaking venture, Snowday, focuses on local economy, homegrown ventures.

  4. Mayday machine

    If a plane is in trouble, a computer won’t panic. So, is it time for humans to leave the cockpit? Plus: An alum’s new film, Pilot Error, strikes a timely chord.

  5. World's smallest computer

    Breaking the millimeter barrier, U-M engineers have designed and are testing the world’s smallest computers. The future is now.

  6. Potential to restore hearing?

    U-M scientists restore hearing in mice partly deafened by noise, paving the way for new treatments in humans.

  7. Probing links to autism

    Researchers building database to study how environmental stressors may impact brain development.

  8. Life, engineered

    Lynn Conway has been called the hidden hand in the movement that enabled the fabric of Silicon Valley. She’s also one of the nation’s first modern transgender women.

  9. Under the D

    A vacant house in Detroit seems an unlikely site for a shrimp farm – until you think “urban revitalization through sustainable aquaculture.”