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  1. Students lead the way on State of Michigan web application to help curb the spread of COVID-19

    “I don’t think any of us expected a global pandemic at the end of our senior year, let alone being able to work on an application that helps address it.”

  2. Model helps robots think more like humans when searching for objects

    The model is a practical method for robots to look for target items in complex, realistic environments.

  3. AI-powered interviewer provides guided reflection exercises during COVID-19 pandemic

    The virtual interviewer uses therapeutic writing techniques to help users cope with difficult situations.

  4. Engineering course challenges students to create tech solutions for COVID-19

    ‘When caught in a situation such as this, creatively and positively helping others is always an excellent endeavor.’

    The post Engineering course challenges students to create tech solutions for COVID-19 appeared first on Engineering Research News.

  5. Turning faces into thermostats

    An autonomous HVAC system could provide more comfort with less energy.

    The post Turning faces into thermostats appeared first on Michigan Engineering News.

  6. New method ensures complex programs are bug-free without testing

    The system targets software that runs using concurrent execution, a widespread method for boosting performance, and proves whether a program will output what it’s supposed to.

  7. Tracking COVID-19 spread faster, and more accurately

    A new application for an ongoing NSF project could bolster contract tracing efforts.

  8. Open-source software helps youth with disabilities develop scheduling independence

    The system can add more flexibility to task management apps to help learning users make informed decisions about their time.

  9. New remote voting risks and solutions identified

    The upcoming presidential election in the middle of a pandemic has many jurisdictions exploring new technologies. They’re not secure.

    The post New remote voting risks and solutions identified appeared first on Michigan Engineering News.

  10. How rod-shaped particles might distract an out-of-control immune response

    When white blood cells don’t know when to stop, an injection of rod-shaped particles may draw them away from a site of excessive inflammation.

    The post How rod-shaped particles might distract an out-of-control immune response appeared first on Engineering Research News.