Stäubli Donates Robot to CU-ICAR
Stäubli Robotics Posted 01/13/2011Students in Clemson University’s automotive engineering program will get some hands-on experience in robotic manufacturing thanks to a new robot from Stäubli Corporation. The robot is housed at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) in Greenville where it will be used for teaching and research.
“The robot will allow students to develop and test control schemes that could be used on automotive production lines,” said Mohammed Omar, Coordinator of the Automotive Engineering Graduate Program.
“The robot also can be used to research other industrial applications, such as new paint-curing systems,” Omar said.
“Corporate partners such as Stäubli have been essential in enriching our program from the educational and research sides, and they sponsor fellowship programs and industrial internships for our graduate students,” Omar said. “Additionally, equipment donations and technical support strengthen our research and hands-on offerings. Our students can apply what they learn in manufacturing classes to program industrial-grade robotics to perform complex tasks with precision, and that adds to the unique skill set that helps distinguish our students and advance their careers not only in using current technology but also in developing new techniques.”
"Stäubli Corporation considers CU-ICAR an innovative program that will address and strengthen technologies for the future,” said Joe Gemma, Stäubli Robotics Division Manager. “The program has highly qualified and educated individuals who will utilize tools available to them to mold tomorrow’s technology leaders. Stäubli is proud to provide our state-of-the-art robots for these endeavors and other collaboration activities to reinforce our relationship between our organizations and solidify the ongoing commitment to advancing technologies.”
Stäubli is a mechatronics solutions provider with three dedicated divisions: Textile Machinery, Connectors and Robotics. With a workforce of 3000, Stäubli has a presence in 25 countries and agents in 50 countries around the world.