Toyota Research Institute Gives $22 Million to U of Michigan for AI, Robots and Autonomous Driving Research

Published by , August 15, 2016 2:27 am

(USAToday) The Toyota Research Institute is giving $22 million to advance research on artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomous driving at the University of Michigan. “We look forward to collaborating with the University of Michigan’s research faculty and students to develop new intelligent technologies that will help drivers travel more safely, securely and efficiently,” said Gill Pratt, Toyota Research Institute CEO.
Toyota, along with General Motors, Ford, Nissan and Honda, is a founding partner in U-M’s Mobility Transformation Center, which oversees Mcity. The university will seek proposals from faculty across departments to learn more about autonomous mobility, safety and home robotics.

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