Clemson University To Create Courses To Show What It’s Like To Work In Manufacturing With Robots.
SC Biz News (SC) (11/5) reports, “Virtual reality is the centerpiece of” a “program called TIME for Robotics being developed now at the Clemson University Center for Workforce Development.” According to Kapil Chalil Madathil, the director of technology operations at the Center for Workforce Development, “the team will create a series of courses that include online lectures and videos, along with lessons in augmented and virtual reality. The courses will be designed to show students what it’s like to work in a manufacturing environment with robots.” SC Biz News also reports that a “skills gap could leave as many as 2 million manufacturing jobs unfilled by 2025, according to a study by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute.”
Clemson Grad Students Unveil Redesigned BMW MINI.
The Anderson (SC) Independent-Mail (10/18) reports that a team of 18 Clemson University grad students “have spent the last few years” working on a challenge from BMW to “recreate the iconic MINI car with the drivers of 2025 in mind.” The “finished, fully-functional and futuristic MINI reincarnation was recently revealed at the BMW Zentrum museum in Greer,” South Carolina. “Zoran Filipi, chair of Clemson’s department of automotive engineering, said the vehicle’s reveal was a powerful moment in the growing partnership between the university and the automotive industry giant.”
The Upstate Business Journal (SC) (1/17, Anderson) reports the university’s research “could ease traffic woes across South Carolina and beyond” using wireless technology which “enables vehicles to communicate with each other, pedestrians and infrastructure.” The university has said the $1.4 million from the DOT “will be used to establish the new Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility.” Dr. Chowhurdy will lead the center, which will also house “researchers from Benedict College, The Citadel, South Carolina State University and the University of South Carolina.”