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