Ford and the University of Michigan are to establish a new state-of-the-art robotics laboratory on U-M’s Ann Arbor campus. It will be housed inside a 140,000ft² facility, which will have labs, offices and classrooms, and is due to open in 2020.
By the end of this year, Ford will temporarily move a dozen robotics researchers into the North Campus Research Complex (NCRC).
“Ford engineers and researchers will begin working shoulder-to-shoulder with U-M faculty and students to test and learn about autonomous vehicle technology and innovation,” said Mark Fields, Ford president and CEO.
“We are aiming to show the world what we can achieve when leaders in business and academia work together to make people’s lives better.”
September 22, 2016