Research focused on artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomous driving at the University of Michigan (U-M) will get a major boost thanks to a US$22m investment from the Toyota Research Institute (TRI).
The funding will be provided over four years for research collaborations in the areas of enhanced driving safety, partner robotics and indoor mobility, autonomous driving and student learning and diversity.
Recently, TRI announced the establishment of its new Ann Arbor research facility and the hiring of U-M robotics professors Ryan Eustice and Edwin Olson to support autonomous vehicle research. Both will retain U-M faculty positions part-time.
August 18, 2016