ABOUT

Toyota Research Institute (“TRI”) entered into a research partnership with the University of Michigan. The TRI/UM partnership undertakes research in four thrusts: Autonomous Driving, Enhanced Automotive Safety, Indoor Mobility, and Accelerated Materials Design and Discovery.

TRI established an Ann Arbor office in 2016 because of the broad strengths of the university and the region, particularly in areas related to the emergence of high-level driver-assist systems, eventually leading to fully autonomous vehicles. TRI will also be near two well-established Toyota Technical Center campuses.

The partnership builds on Toyota’s strong and active presence in the Ann Arbor community. The two local Toyota Technical Centers have long worked with U-M on safety research. Toyota is a founding partner of UM’s Mcity, an interdisciplinary public-private research and development initiative that is developing the foundation for a commercially viable ecosystem of connected and automated vehicles.

Every year, TRI invites proposals from UM in the areas of machine intelligence applied to robotics, self driving cars, and automative safety. The research projects and faculty engaged in the TRI/UM partnership are listed below.

More information about the partnership agreement between UM and TRI can be found at http://corporatenews.pressroom.toyota.com/releases/tri-university-michigan-accelerate-ai-research.htm.

RESEARCH

Click each button to read the project proposal summaries.

Machine          Bite          Control          Task          Bicyclists          Sensing          Collision          A2          Embedded          Primary          VehiQL          Transitions                    Guardian          Deep          Accelerated          Trust

STEERING COMMITTEE

Kiyotaka Ise

Kiyotaka Ise

Senior Managing Officer, Toyota Motor Corporation

Gill Pratt

Gill Pratt

Chief Executive Officer, Toyota Research Institute

Jessy W. Grizzle

Jessy W. Grizzle

Elmer G. Gilbert Distinguished University Professor Jerry W. and Carol L. Levin Professor of Engineering Director of Robotics

Satinder Singh

Satinder Singh

Professor, Computer Science & Engineering, AI-Lab Director

STAFF

Umesh Patel

Umesh Patel

Senior Director, U-M Business Engagement Center

John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin

Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, U-M College of Engineering

FACULTY

Shan Bao

Shan Bao

Associate Research Scientist, UMTRI Human Factors Group

Dmitry Berenson

Dmitry Berenson

Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Mihai Burzo

Mihai Burzo

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, UM-Flint

Mike Cafarella

Mike Cafarella

Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

Jason J. Corso

Jason J. Corso

Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Jia Deng

Jia Deng

Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

David W. Eby

David W. Eby

Research Professor and Head of UMTRI Behavioral Sciences Group

Tulga Ersal

Tulga Ersal

Associate Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering

Fred Feng

Fred Feng

Research Fellow, in UMTRI Human Factors Group

Brent Gillespie

Brent Gillespie

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Bruno J. Giordani

Bruno J. Giordani

Professor, Neuropsychology

Sharon Glotzer

Sharon Glotzer

Anthony C. Lembke Department Chair of Chemical Engineering and John Werner Cahn Distinguished University Professor of Engineering

Jessy W. Grizzle

Jessy W. Grizzle

Elmer G. Gilbert Distinguished University Professor Jerry W. and Carol L. Levin Professor of Engineering Director of Robotics

Robert C. Hampshire

Robert C. Hampshire

Assistant Research Professor, UMTRI Human Factors group

David J. LeBlanc

David J. LeBlanc

Associate Research Scientist, UMTRI

Wei Lu

Wei Lu

Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Rada Mihalcea

Rada Mihalcea

Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

Lisa J. Molnar

Lisa J. Molnar

Associate Research Scientist in UMTRI's Behavioral Sciences Group

Emily Mower Provost

Emily Mower Provost

Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Yi Murphey

Yi Murphey

Professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Education and Research, UM-Dearborn

Necmiye Ozay

Necmiye Ozay

Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Dimitra Panagou

Dimitra Panagou

Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering

Huei Peng

Huei Peng

Roger L. McCarthy Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of Mcity

Anuj Kumar Pradhan

Anuj Kumar Pradhan

Assistant Research Scientist, UMTRI Human Factors Group

C. David Remy

C. David Remy

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Lionel Robert

Lionel Robert

Assistant Professor, Information

Nadine Sarter

Nadine Sarter

Director, Center for Ergonomics and COHSE Occupational Safety Engineering and Ergonomics Program and Professor, Industrial and Operations Engineering and Robotics

Satinder Singh

Satinder Singh

Professor, Computer Science & Engineering, AI-Lab Director

Jeffrey Stein

Jeffrey Stein

Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Associate Director, Automotive Research Center

John M. Sullivan

John M. Sullivan

Associate Research Scientist and Head of UMTRI Human Factors Group

Dawn Tilbury

Dawn Tilbury

Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Thomas F. Wenisch

Thomas F. Wenisch

Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Jessie Yang

Jessie Yang

Assistant Professor, Industrial & Operations Engineering

Zhengya Zhang

Zhengya Zhang

Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Sze Zheng Yong

Sze Zheng Yong

Assistant Professor, Information

Ding Zhao

Ding Zhao

Assistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering

PUBLICATIONS

2017

  1. Creech, C., Jayaraman, S.K., Robert, L. P., Tilbury, D., Yang, X. J., Pradhan, A. and Tsui, K. (2017). Trust and Control in Autonomous Vehicle Interactions, presented at the Morality and Social Trust in Autonomous Robots workshop at the 2017 Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS 2017), Cambridge, MA.
  2. Felt, W., Chin, K.Y., and Remy, C.D., 2017, “A Closed-Form Kinematic Model for Fiber Reinforced Elastomeric Enclosures”. ASME JMR.
  3. Felt, W., Remy, C.D.. 2017. Modeling and Design of “Smart Braid” Inductance Sensors for Fiber-Reinforced Elastomeric Enclosures. IEEE Sensors Conference and Dissertation. 
  4. Feng, F., Bao, S., Delp, M. (accepted in 2017). Evaluation of Drivers’ Lane Encroaching When Overtaking Bicyclists Using Naturalistic Driving Data – The Effects of Lane Marking Type, Bike Lane and Traffic. Transportation Research Board.
  5. Hartley, R., Da, X., Grizzle, J.W. 2017. Stabilization of 3D Underactuated Biped Robots: Using Posture Adjustment and Gait Libraries to Reject Velocity Disturbances. IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications.
  6. Ushani, A.K., Wolcott, R.W., Walls, J.M., Eustice, R.M. 2017. A Learning Approach for Real-Time Temporal Scene Flow Estimation from LIDAR Data. ICRA.
  7. Zhang, B., Essl, G., Mower Provost, E. 2017. Predicting the Distribution of Emotion Perception: Capturing Inter-rater Variability. ICMI. 

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