Academic Partnerships


TRI is pleased to sponsor significant research projects at top universities in the US and around the world. In 2015 we announced a $50 Million investment in research collaboration with Stanford and MIT. These five year collaborative research agreements allow open-ended research in areas that are important to TRI’s mission, plus more directed research to contribute to corporate goals in the next 3-5 years. Together we seek to advance the state of science and contribute to the research community through new discoveries, data, algorithms, while enabling a new group of young researchers to realize their dreams of completing the PhD degree.

At MIT's CSAIL laboratory researchers are a broad spectrum of research projects from parallel autonomy to self awareness. Stanford's SAIL laboratory is engaged in research projects that include human-computer and human-robot interactions. Other university outreach programs are being explored. Together we intend to advance the state of the science for the community while providing new technologies and platforms for our engineers to use as they build the future world of mobility.