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Robotics Tour at The University of Michigan   

Offsite Tour: Robotics Building, U-M North Campus

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

Enrollment for this tour is limited to 20 attendees. A waitlist will be available.

The University of Michigan Robotics Department is located at the Ford Motor Company Robotics Building on North Campus. Opened in 2021, the 134,000-square-foot, four-story complex houses classrooms, offices, a cafe, and a startup-style open collaboration area and tailored lab space for a variety of robotic technologies. A few highlights you will see on the tour include:

  • Three-story fly zone for autonomous aerial vehicles
  • An outdoor obstacle course for walking robots
  • High-bay garage space for self-driving cars
  • A rehabilitation lab with a Stewart platform, force plates, and dual-tread treadmill
  • A robotics maker space with CNC, 3D printers, and other shop tools
  • An outdoor Mars Yard with imitation Martian rocks and soil for testing rovers
  • A live demo of a research robot  

  • Visitor parking space is provided across the street from the Robotics Department. Specific driving and parking information will be sent in advance of the class. 


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