Six months after becoming the first school in the region to offer a bachelor’s degree in robotics engineering, Widener University’s School of Engineering has unveiled its new robotics laboratory, writes Michelle Caffrey for the Philadelphia Business Journal.
The new laboratory has advanced equipment, including an industrial automation robot, smart machine vision camera, 3-D printer, and a program logistics control training system.
It was created after a donation from Alan Criswell, a 1982 graduate of Widener and the CEO of ACI Technologies.
Criswell credits his engineering education at the school for preparing him for a career in electronics manufacturing technology and leading the defense contractor ACI.
“As a proud alumnus of the School of Engineering, it gives me great pleasure to support the school’s innovative leap into robotics with this state-of-the-art lab to prepare the students of Widener for the demanding engineering and technology challenges of tomorrow,” said Criswell.
The new robotics laboratory is officially called the Alan J. Criswell Robotics Engineering Laboratory.
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