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An afternoon with U-M Robotics' newest robot

U-M Robotics Director Jessy Grizzle and his team (Photo: Meredith Bruckner)

ANN ARBOR – Just over two months ago, the University of Michigan Robotics department received Cassie Blue, a sleek, bipedal robot. 

Many steps up from its predecessor MARLO, the team hopes Cassie will help them make make great strides in independent robotic walking.

Jessy Grizzle, director of Michigan Robotics and the Elmer G. Gilbert Distinguished University Professor of Engineering, let the A4 team into the new robotics lab to see Cassie in action.

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Grizzle and his team of graduate students are exploring ways Cassie can shed light on the development of robotic prosthetic limbs and serve as a life-saving device in natural disaster recovery zones.

The team has a YouTube channel and films Cassie's outings around north campus.

(Photo: U-M Robotics)

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About the Author:

Meredith Bruckner

Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.