Starting in early 2020, robots will drive, walk, fly and help rehabilitate or enhance human function in the $75-million Ford Motor Company Robotics Building at the University of Michigan, and officials broke ground on the facility Friday.
An outdoor fly lab for testing autonomous aerial vehicles is coming to the University of Michigan's College of Engineering this fall, adding to the university's spate of advanced robotics facilities.
The four-story, 140,000-square-foot robotics facility slated for North Campus will be named the Ford Motor Company Robotics Building.
A $27 million investment from a Chinese firm will strengthen the efforts of the University of Michigan, along with industry and government partners, to advance autonomous, connected vehicles and robotic technologies for a safer and more sustainable future around the world.
Robotic technologies for air, sea and roads, for factories, hospitals and homes will have tailored lab space in the University of Michigan's planned Robotics Laboratory.
A $54 million robotics center at the University of Michigan will help advance the field as researchers say it's reaching a tipping point — poised to deliver autonomous technologies that are woven into our everyday lives.
The Board of Regents approved the College of Engineering's new robotics building project Thursday.