Devry University is launching a $50,000 grant for the first-ever college robotics program in the United States.
The program is intended to create a global network of robot engineers to teach students how to design, build, and operate robots, according to the announcement.
The first batch of students will be enrolled in the summer of 2018.
The school said the first classes will be taught by students at its U.S. Institute of Technology (UT) in Dallas, Texas.
The grant will be awarded to the U.K.-based engineering company.
The University of Illinois, Devry is currently ranked first in the U, Taurus, in terms of robotics, and first in robotics per student.
The U.N. has ranked Illinois as the third-best place to live in the country for the past four years, behind only California and New York.
The announcement comes after the University of Illinois launched its own robot-building program in 2019.
That program is called U-Haul Robotics.