OFFSITE TOUR: Robotics Building, U-M North Campus
Enrollment: 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: A three-story fly zone for autonomous aerial vehicles; an outdoor obstacle course for walking robots; 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; an extended live demo of a research robot. Visitor parking space is provided across the street from the Robotics Department. Driving and parking information will be sent to class registrants a few days before the tour.