Saturday, June 14, 2008
A state-of-the-art robotics training and education center will be housed at Calhoun Community College in Decatur, Alabama. The Center will be a collaboration between the state of Alabama, the two-year college system, AIDT, and robotics industry leaders. Initial plans call for three buildings to be built on a 53 acre site directly across Hwy 31 from Calhoun’s Decatur campus. Phase 1: The Robotic Maintenance Training Center will house an industry training program. Companies like Omoron, Mitsubishi, ABB Robotics, Rockwell, and Fanuc, have already agreed to contribute $40M in equipment for the training center.
Phase 2: The Advanced Technology Research and Development Center will feature a test facility for companies currently in the robotics manufacturing industry.
Phase 3: The Integration and Entrepreneurial Center is expected to be a collaborative consolidation of technology involving higher education and industry.