Jessy W. Grizzle

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Publicity (Examples):
Discovery Channel 2011 Levin 2008 Scientific American Article, 2006 Prototype HEV
Discovery Channel Films MABEL (2011) Senator Levin visits UofM Aug. 2008 Scientific American 2007 HEV Algorithm Development (UofM:EECS Press Release) (Ford Press Release) (Ford Online) and (UofM:CoE Press Release) October 2009

External Publicity (HEV):
  1. Ford Press Release on HEV Control Technology and Ford Online, October 2009
  2. HEV release picked up by Reuters, Motor Trend, and many others.

External Publicity (Robots):
    Summary Page.
  1. MARLO's Press, Catharine June, 2013-present.
  2. MABEL's Press, Catharine June, 2009-2011.

  3. MABEL with host Randi Kay on the Big I , CNN, September 19, 2011. [You will have to watch a 15 second commercial.]
  4. ESPN Road Trip Ann Arbor. MABEL with co-hosts Jonathan Drubner and Niki Noto , ESPN, September 14, 2011.. For completeness, here is part 1 of the show ESPN Road Trip Ann Arbor Part 2. [We show up around the 7 minute, 45 second point of part 1] and here is part 2 of the show which has the thrilling ending of the game ESPN Road Trip Ann Arbor Part 2., Fun photos of the ESPN shoot Niki and Jonathan with MABEL, Niki tossing boards at MABEL, Katie, Nick, and Taylor looking on .
  5. MABEL with Jason Carr , Fox 2 Local News, Detroit, September 6, 2011. [You will have to watch a 10 second commercial.] See also MABEL featured in Michigan Today,, September 9, 2011
  6. MABEL on Daily Planet, , Discovery Channel, March 28, 2011. [We are at the 5 minute 15 second point. The clips before us are fun too. You will have to watch a 30 second commercial.] See also MABEL on College of Engineering Web Page,
  7. Rabbit featured on Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, May 17, 2005.

  8. TRANSLOGIC 98: MABEL Walking Robot, AOL Translogic, April 2, 2012. [Approximately 30 sec of commercials are shown before the feature.]

    Radio interviews.
  9. 1290 WLBY , The Lucy Ann Lance Show, July 21, 2010. [Look for Jesse Grizzle (sic) and click on the audio symbol below the text. If you skip to the 33 minute point, that is where MABEL is discussed.]
  10. 760 WJR , The Frank Beckmann Show,August 17, 2011. [Live interview. No link available.]

    Focuses on MABEL's record-setting step-down performance.
  11. Video Tuesday: BigDog, MABEL, and Quadrotors Landing on Quadrotors, IEEE Spectrum, September 20, 2011.
  12. An 8-inch step down for MABEL is a step up for robotkind , Nicole Moore, Univ of Michigan, . September 22, 2011

    Focuses on MABEL's record-setting running performance.
  13. Meet MABEL: Worlds' Fastest 2-Legged Robot with Knees, NSF Live Science, Article by Catharine June, September 23, 2011.
  14. MABEL (ECCS/EPAS) becomes the world's fastest bipedal robot, setting a record of 10.9 kph or 6.8 mph, NSF Live Science, Sept. 21, 2011
  15. MABEL Bipedal Robot is Fast Enough to Run You Down, IEEE Spectrum, August 16, 2011.
  17. MABEL: U-M Robot to the Rescue, Xconomy, September 1, 2011.
  18. Running robot: MABEL is now the world's fastest two-legged robot with knees , Michigan EECS Department News Bulletin by Catharine June, August 15, 2011. Based on University of Michigan press release by Nicole Moore UofM Press (Nicole Moore)
  19. Run Robot Run: MABEL, The Atlantic , August 15, 2011. We made the most watched list on Sept. 1, 2011 Run Robot Run: MABEL
  20. Mabel, le robot a deux jambes le plus rapide du monde, Les, August 15, 2011. High recommended video on the site Que faire avec un velo dans une friche industrielle
  21. Bipedal robot sets running record, CBS News Feed, August 18, 2011.
  22. Meet Mabel: The robot that does a 9-minute mile, CBS News Feed, August 18, 2011.
  23. This robot can run — it's the fastest one ever (MABEL sets the imagination racing when sprinting tops out at a smooth 6.8 mph), MSNBC News Feed, August 15, 2011.
  24. Fox News Houston, Texas , August, 2011
  25. MABEL robot runs like a human, Slashdot , August 16, 2011.
  26. MABEL running robot snags bipedal speed title, cue 'Rocky' theme, engadget , August 15, 2011.
  27. MABEL: the world's fastest knee-equipped bipedal robot, gizmag , August 18, 2011.
  28. Meet MABEL, the fastest robot with 2 knees, Ann , August 17, 2011.
  29. MABEL the robot runs like a human but stomps like a cylon, ExtrmeTech , August 17, 2011.
  30. Mabel the Robot Sets Speed Record For Bipedal Running, PopSci , August 16, 2011.
  31. MABEL, UN ROBOT BIPÈDE QUI COURT À PRÈS DE 11 KM/H , NowhereElse , August 18, 2011.

    Focuses on MABEL's first attempt at walking over rough ground in the lab.
  32. U-M robot Mabel clears stacked wood, may jog soon , Chicago Tribune, June 13, 2010. Based on a story posted by the Associated Press (AP)
  33. MABEL: A Bipedal Robot Walks Naturally With no Camera, Robotics Technology Center, May 25, 2010.
  34. University of Michigan's MABEL robot hits a stride, breaks a leg, engadget, May 25, 2010.
  35. Sightless Mabel's Fancy Footwork a Giant Leap for Robotkind , Fast Company, May, 25 2010. The source feed for this link is actually Sightless Mabel's Fancy Footwork a Giant Leap for Robotkind , FastFreeEasyMoney,
  36. MABEL Walks On Uneven Surfaces, Breaks Ankle, BotJunkie, May 24, 2010.
  37. Walking Robot Technology Advances Frankenstein Complex One More Rough Step INVENTORSPOT, June 4, 2010.
  38. Poor MABEL, Hack a Day, May 25, 2010.
  39. Creepy Robots, Monkey, May 25, 2010.
  40. MABEL Robot Defeated by Devious Plywood GAMMA SQUAD, May 27, 2010.
  41. That's What I'm Talking About!: Frightening Bipedal Robot Trips Breaks Leg Off GEEKOLOGIE, May 26, 2010.
  42. MABEL : Tests sur un robot bipède, RobotShop Blog, May 27, 2010.
  43. Mabel, le robot bipède qui se casse la jambe, semageek, May 25, 2010.
  44. Com'è difficile camminare per un robot, JACK, May 26, 2010.
  45. MABEL: cómo aprende a andar un robot bípedo, incluyendo trampas y… dolorosas roturas, microsiervos, May 29, 2010.
  46. Video de MABEL, el primer robot que camina como humano sobre terrenos irregulares, MZA BLOG, June 1, 2010.

    Building of MABEL
  47. New robot legs have a spring in their step, New Scientist, September, 2008. Focuses on Thumper, the monopod that was constructed as part of the MABEL project.
  48. Baby Steps: Robots are a long way from dancing, but U-M professor is taking them closer, Ann Arbor News, June 25, 2007.

  49. Scientific American Top 50 Technologists of 2006, Scientific American, December, 2006. A video of RABBIT led the FOX News coverage of the Scientific American article. This list honors the top 50 outstanding leaders in science and technology over the past year.
  50. Humanoid Robots Walk Tall, Discover, Special Issue: Year in Science, 100 Top Stories of 2005, Vol. 27, No. 1, January 2006.
  51. Humanoid Robots Are No Longer Science Fiction, Assembly Magazine, July 1, 2005.
  52. A Step Closer to Human, Wired Magazine , July 2005.
  53. Walk This Way, The Economist , June 11, 2005.
  54. RABBIT Runs On Two Legs So Others Can Walk, Machine Design Magazine , May 19, 2005.
  55. (April 22, 2005): Human-Like Robot Runs. and Human-Like Robot Runs (right click and save).
  56. article (April 20, 2005): Robot walks, balances like a human.
  57. Appearance on Animal Planet (May 17, 2005): Grizzle and Rabbit on Animal Planet.
  58. Science Daily (May 12, 2005): Robot Walks, Balances Like A Human. Nice photo of RABBIT!
  59. Other Television Interviews.
Publicity (Univ. of Michigan):
  1. Sen. Levin: Robotics technology is our ticket to an awful lot of good, April 9, 2012. Don't miss the Robotics at Michigan Engineering: Overview, April 9, 2011.
  2. Ask M - Jessy Grizzle invites questions about MABEL and feedback control, October 18, 2011. Followed by Ask M: Jessy Grizzle responds to questions about MABEL and more, October 25, 2011.
  3. A Day in the Life at the UofM, August 23, 2011. MABEL is featured at the 3:05 point of the slideshow, part of the 2 PM montage of activities. The whole thing is very uplifting.
  4. Running robot: MABEL is now the world's fastest two-legged robot with knees , Michigan EECS Department News Bulletin by Catharine June, August 15, 2011. Based on University of Michigan press release by Nicole Moore UofM Press (Nicole Moore)
  5. Bipedal robot designed to tread uneven terrain, replicate human movement, Michigan Daily, 7 June 2010.
  6. Walking robot navigates bumpy ground Focuses on MABEL's first attempt at walking over rough ground in the lab. See also University of Michigan Today (June 11, 2010) and EECS Posting.
  7. UofM: EECS Press Release and UofM: College of Engineering Press Release on HEV Control Technology
  8. UofM Half-Time Video Clip MABEL is featured for about 1.5 seconds. She follows the instructor in the blue shirt. Don't blink!
  9. Michigan Daily (May 31, 2005): Researchers take the next step in robotic technology.
  10. Univ. of Michigan News Service (May 11, 2005): Robot walks, balances like a human.
Publicity Jonathan Hurst has received on Thumper
  1. Machine Design Magazine cover
  2. Machine Design Magazine article
  3. Engineering TV, AMASC
  4. Engineering TV, BiMASC

Discovery Channel Interview

    Animal Planet Interview
    Discovery Channel Interview (for PC) (for MAC) (mpeg) (you may need to right click and save the video)

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