A U-M startup engineered an elegantly simple surgical tool. It costs about $500 and could take the place of a $2M robot for certain minimally invasive procedures. It’s been ten years in the making, but WOW it was worth it. Very cool! Congrats to the FlexDex team. http://www.engin.umich.edu/college/about/news/stories/2017/february/new-low-cost-surgical-instrument
Imagine never having to scrape your windshield ever again! That’s only one amazing possible outcome of this new ice-proofing spray developed by U-M engineers. This could be a game changer for airplane wings, ships and power lines – even your freezer.
Congratulations to The University of Michigan Solar Car Team for winning the 2016 American Solar Challenge, the only team to win on 100% solar power! Link
JUST IN | Regents approve new U-M Robotics Laboratory. The world-class facility on North Campus will include a three-story fly zone for autonomous aerial vehicles, an outdoor obstacle course for walking ‘bots, and high-bay garage space for self-driving cars, among other features. And in an unique collaboration, Ford Motor Co. will provide funding to add a fourth floor that it will lease for dedicated space where Ford researchers will eventually be based – just around the corner from Mcity! Link