March 29, 2011
Omron Scientific Technologies Inc., Fremont, Calif., has partnered with the Alabama Robotics Technology Park (RTP) and is serving as the primary robotics safety provider for the project. The RTP is a three-phase project that will include individual training facilities targeted to specific industry need, providing college-level courses on every aspect of robotics training, including safety.
The vision of Alabama Gov. Bob Riley, the RTP is a collaborative effort among the state of Alabama, Calhoun Community College, AIDT (Alabama’s work force training agency), and robotics industry leaders.
Completed in September 2010, Phase I is the 52,000-sq.-ft. Robotic Maintenance Training Center, which houses the industry training program where technicians are trained to work on robotic machinery.