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Posted: Feb 12, 2013

Most advanced robotics test center in U.S. opens

(Nanowerk News) The most advanced robotics test center in the nation opens today at UMass Lowell with a robotics demonstration and a report on the state of the industry.
The New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation — or NERVE — Center is the only robotics test site in the Northeast and one of only three in the nation.
robotics test center
During the build stage.
Adept MobileRobotics, iRobot, QinetiQ and VGo Communications are among the companies scheduled to demonstrate robots at Tuesday’s event, which will feature courses that test the strength, durability, design and functionality of robots.
UMass hopes the center will fuel robotics research and development across the region by providing access to state-of-the-art testing equipment.
At Tuesday’s opening, the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council will announce the results of its new report measuring the state of the industry in Massachusetts, including growth in sales, venture funding and employment.
Source: Via Boston Herald
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