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University to Host ‘RoboResearch’ Seminar

The North Carolina Council of IEEE and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are sponsoring the one-day event “RoboResearch” on Friday, March 6, on the Charlotte Research Institute campus.

This seminar will bring together leading experts in government, research and industry to advance the development of robotics in the state. "North Carolina has great potential to be a center for robotics development. We hope to encourage all involved to work together to achieve that goal," according to seminar chair Grayson Randall, CTO of Ascot Technologies Inc.

UNC Charlotte’s James Conrad, professor of electrical and computer engineering, noted robotics researchers and designers from industries throughout North Carolina have been invited to the March 6 seminar. He will be among the University speakers at the event, along with Jing Xiao from the Computer Science Department and Paul Wetenhall, president of Ventureprise Inc.; Robert Wilhelm, vice chancellor for research and economic development will give opening remarks.

Siemens Energy Large Manufacturing Solutions Lab

With the support of local industry who will benefit from its research capabilities, UNC Charlotte dedicated its new Siemens Energy Large Manufacturing Solutions Laboratory, on Feb. 9, 2015.

The lab was made possible with $2 million in support from Siemens Energy and Hexagon Metrology. Housed in the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) building, the new lab will conduct research on the precision dimensional measurement of large-scale energy components. Siemens provided funding for lab construction and Hexagon provided a Leitz PMM-F 30-20-16 coordinate measuring machine as the first major component of the lab.

"With the very generous support of Siemens Energy and Hexagon Metrology, we are making an important step in that mission today with the dedication of the Siemens Large Manufacturing Solutions Laboratory. I want to thank Mark Pringle at Siemens, along with Angus Taylor at Hexagon, for providing all the resources that made this possible,” stated UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip Dubois.