An afternoon with U-M Robotics' newest robot
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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