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. Built to last

    How U-M’s greatest coaches construct programs that win for years.
    Plus: Slideshow: U-M’s top coaches

  2. A different Diag?

    If a single Regent had switched his vote 150 years ago, U-M would stand in a very different place.

  3. Preventing sports injuries

    U-M has become a leader in helping top athletes and weekend warriors avoid injuries.

  4. U-M discovery about biological clocks overturns long-held theory

    U-M researchers have found that the current theory of an internal mechanism controlling our sleep is, “frankly, wrong.”

  5. Shifts in consumer spending and saving will usher in a new economic era

    “In the coming years, U.S. consumers will save more and spend less,” said U-M economist Richard Curtin. “The recovery will be slow and uneven, and it could take a decade or more for consumers to restore their sense of financial security to pre-recession levels.”

    Related: Older Americans: How they are faring in the recession?

  6. Older Americans: How they are faring in the recession

    Older Americans have weathered the financial crisis relatively well, although many now expect to work longer than they did just a year ago, according to a University of Michigan study.