Research center focuses on robotics for human safety in materials handling, manufacturing

The University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) is the only center focused on robotic technologies for human safety in the material handling, manufacturing and healthcare industries.

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As the newest site in the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Industry & University Cooperative Research Program (I/UCRC) for Safety, Security, and Rescue Research Center (SSR-RC), The University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) is the only center focused on robotic technologies for human safety in the material handling, manufacturing and healthcare industries.

The UNCC center is seeking to partner in research with manufacturing and materials handling industry stakeholders. Manufacturing and materials handling partners can join the UNCC SSR-RC as members to leverage and expand their investment in robots (automatic guided vehicles or AGVs, for example) for automating assembly and material handling processes.

The UNC Charlotte SSR-RC assists site members to conduct multi-disciplinary research on computation-driven robotic and sensor systems augmented by big data analysis to improve the safety, capability and well-being of their assembly and material handling employees.

The UNC Charlotte SSR-RC Mission
—To collaborate with industry on developing material handling, manufacturing and healthcare technologies through research partnerships
—To do research that matters. For example, coordinating AGVs in the presence of dynamic obstacles to improve human safety
—To leverage and expand SSR-RC members’ investment
—To train exceptional talent for you to hire

If your company is interested in participating or learning more, please contact Marilyn Carpenter (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) or visit the UNC Charlotte SSR-RC web site.


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