New University of Michigan robotics lab named in honor of Ford

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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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