Monday, April 27, 2009

Group Hopes Training Work Force Will Expand Local Robotics Industry

A group of colleges and engineering companies in the Pittsburgh area are coming together to sponsor an associate degree program in robotics for local community colleges. The two year Robotics Engineering Technology degree program is designed to train students with high-school-equivalent educations how to build and maintain robots and embedded systems, without requiring a four-year engineering or computer-science degree. The program was developed by a group called Robotics Corridor – a consortium of private companies, state government agencies and local colleges. The group’s whose goal is to lay the foundations for a robotics industry in southwestern Pennsylvania, by training the workforce and building the technical infrastructure for robotics companies to thrive. Classes will be offered this fall at three local community colleges, according to Robotics Corridor.… View this post

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