– The Omron Foundation, which is the charitable arm of global automation leader’s U.S.-based offices, collaborated with UM-Dearborn to build a state-of-the-art robotics and automation laboratory for its engineering students. The Omron Robotics and Human Factors Lab features Omron collaborative robots, autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), and other next-generation technologies that will help familiarize students with the types of automation solutions used today. “Students will have the opportunity to work with the most advanced automation and robotics technology in the industry today,” said Robb Black, Omron Automation Americas CEO & COO. “By applying human factors principles, systems and devices can be designed to be safer, more intuitive, and more effective for people who work with them,” says Black. The endowed scholarship investment is also eligible for a 50% match from the University of Michigan, allowing for an increased annual award capacity for students.