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Toyota funds professorship in AI at U-Michigan

ANN ARBOR—A $3 million gift from Toyota Motor Corporation endows the first named professorship in artificial intelligence at the University of Michigan and provides additional funding to support AI and robotics faculty. The university’s Board of Regents has approved...

Ross Program Prepares Students for Careers of Tomorrow

Companies are continually looking for creative ways to engage top college students and find resources to solve problems that constrain their business. At the same time, there is a concerted emphasis by schools and colleges to provide students with an opportunity for...

Amazon fulfills student experience

Can you really have too much of a good thing? Amazon may not think so, at least when it comes to working with the Tauber Institute for Global Operations. The behemoth online company previously dabbled with a project or two with the program, until they saw the kind of...

Bosch Embeds Themselves in Class

It is rare on campus for industry to get involved in the academic experience of an individual class, but in the case of Robert Bosch, doing so provides the real-world access needed to give the students in Mark Brehob’s Advanced Embedded Systems Design course the...

Seeing Your Ideas in Action

Since 2013, over 70 University of Michigan students on multidisciplinary teams have worked on pressing manufacturing issues at Detroit Manufacturing Systems (DMS). Doing so has filled an important role for the company – and for the students – in solving critical...

U-M Students Shaping Performance

Connecting with the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor can be a daunting prospect, given its size, breadth and decentralized nature. Shape Corp., a full service, tier-one automotive supplier in Grand Haven, was unfazed by the prospect. Visit campus, leave with new...

Home is Where the Research is

How important is the shape of the bottle when selecting a dishwashing detergent? "Not that important," shares a grandmother with arthritis, and yet the way she holds the bottle, her heart rate, skin response and facial expression tell a very different story. How do we...

University breaks ground on new Ford Robotics Building

Robots developed at facility will address range of societal needs By Nicole Casal Moore Michigan News Starting in early 2020, robots will drive, walk, fly and help rehabilitate or enhance human function in the $75-million Ford Motor Company Robotics Building at the...

Out of the Frying Pan, into the Autonomous Vehicle

PNC Bank Sponsors Sanger Leadership Crisis Challenge for Third Year in a Row By Tess Postema Where can you find the top executive officers of successful companies, from Shinola to Sprint, from Vox Media to Blackstone, in the same space as hundreds of university...

Celebrating knowledge and a long term partnership

Every spring, tucked away on the edge of campus in an historic building, a meaningful ceremony takes place. Around ten newly minted Ph.D. alumni return to campus – from all over the world – to speak about their dissertation research to a small group of faculty...

Flying Cars are Coming

by Sheila Waterhouse  March 13, 2018 In an old airport on the north side of Detroit, the Detroit Aircraft Corporation is quietly engineering a revolution. Jon Rimanelli is doing so with industry-shifting ideas, existing technology and a really old company.  The new...

From lasers to kabuki art: IMRA America and U-M

What does an iPhone have in common with nineteenth century Japanese theater? The block M, of course. For IMRA America, Inc., an ultrafast laser company founded in 1990, everything seems to circle back to the University of Michigan. In fact, IMRA America was founded in...

Deloitte Foundation matching gifts develop future leaders

Alumni support and corporate investment are both typically important to the financial and operational success of most of today’s universities. When they work in conjunction, fueled by a shared passion, the results can be transformative. That’s what happened when...

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