Ford will lease the fourth floor of a planned robotics laboratory at the University of Michigan. The new laboratory is expected to have space where machines walk, fly, drive and swim, said the automaker in a statement. The building will also house labs, offices and classrooms.

Professors Matthew Johnson-Roberson and Ram Vasudevan will lead the autonomous vehicle research team, where Ford engineers are expected to work together with students and professors of the university.

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