Toyota to Invest Million in University of Michigan Robotics Research

The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) announced today that it will invest $22 million in research at the University of Michigan on artificial intelligence, robotics and automation. “Toyota has long enjoyed an excellent working relationship with the University of Michigan, and we are excited to expand our collective efforts to address complex mobility challenges through artificial intelligence,” said Gill Pratt, CEO of TRI, in a statement. Under the agreement, TRI will provide an initial $22 million over four years for research collaborations with the U-M faculty 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 (TRI-ANN) and the hiring of U-M robotics professors Ryan Eustice and Edwin Olson to…


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