Toyota Research Institute Inc. (TRI) is an R&D enterprise with an initial focus on artificial intelligence and robotics. The headquarters is located in Silicon Valley near Stanford University in Los Altos, California. A second facility is located near the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A third facility is located near the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. TRI has four initial mandates: First, we wish to enhance the safety of automobiles with the ultimate goal of creating a car that is incapable of causing a crash, regardless of the skill or condition of the driver. Second, we want to increase access to cars to those who otherwise cannot drive, including people with special needs and seniors. Third, we plan to help translate Toyota’s expertise in creating products for outdoor mobility into products for indoor mobility. In other words, Toyota’s goal is to move people across the room, across town, and across the country. Finally we hope to accelerate scientific discovery by applying techniques from artificial intelligence and machine learning particularly in the area of materials science.