New University of Michigan robotics lab named in honor of Ford


The University of Michigan’s new robotics laboratory on its Ann Arbor campus will be named in honor of Ford Motor Company following the auto maker’s US$15m donation, which is also expected to help speed the completion of the US$75m building.

The four-story, 140,000ft² facility will thus be named the Ford Motor Company Robotics Building.

The facility is expected to open in late-2019, rather than in winter of 2020, as previously anticipated.

Ford expects to co-locate more than 100 researchers and engineers in the building, creating the company’s first research lab on a university campus.

April 25, 2017


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