Surprise Sponsorship Helps U-M Students Compete

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Cars are increasingly more automated, connected, and electrified.  Reflecting these changes, automotive supplier Delphi wants to help grow the pipeline to the best talent in the industry, making sure students...
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Robotics research at U-M.

New U-M robotics building named in honor of Ford Motor Co. gift

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By Nicole Casal Moore Michigan News The four-story, 140,000-square-foot robotics facility slated for North Campus will be named the Ford Motor Company Robotics Building. This is in recognition of a $15 million gift from the company to the College of Engineering. Ford also has previously agreed to establish an on-campus research laboratory on the fourth floor of the new building. The Board of Regents approved the naming Thursday. They approved the lease for the fourth-floor laboratory in September. The funding will go toward construction and acceleration of the $75 million project to a completion date of late 2019, rather than…

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U-M, Toyota Research Institute partner in $2.4M project in hunt for new materials

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ANN ARBOR—With a $2.4 million investment from the Toyota Research Institute, University of Michigan researchers will develop computer simulation tools to predict automotive battery performance. The project is part of a four-year, $35 million investment with research entities, universities and companies on research that uses artificial intelligence to help accelerate the design and discovery of advanced materials, TRI has announced. Initially, the program will aim to help revolutionize materials science and identify new advanced battery materials and fuel cell catalysts that can power future zero-emissions and carbon-neutral vehicles. “Toyota recognizes that artificial intelligence is a vital basic technology that can…

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