SERVO-ROBOT partners with Fairfield University to develop 3D laser vision system Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) for welding robots.
Jan. 13, 2016 – SERVO-ROBOT and Fairfield University’s School of Engineering (CT, USA) partnered to create an Engineer-in-Residence program to advance Artificial Intelligence (AI) of 3D laser vision for industrial robots.
Through a two-year agreement, SERVO-ROBOT will provide funding to support the launch of the new Engineer-in-Residence Program (EIR). Together, both partners will engage in research to advance the next generation of intelligent laser vision for industrial robots.
Dr. Doug Lyon, Director of the Electrical and Computer Engineering program and of the Applied Research Laboratory in the School of Engineering, said: “We are very excited to begin this partnership with SERVO-ROBOT. The research experience we give the students today will help them to become the technical leaders of tomorrow.”
Through the EIR Program, two SERVO-ROBOT employees will conduct applied research in the School’s newly opened Applied Research Laboratory, working closely with Dr. Lyon as well as graduate engineering students.
“Our partnership not only allows us to develop ideas and products,” Dr. Lyon said, “but there’s the potential to connect good people and students, strengthen our international partnerships, and build relationships with other companies in our Advanced Research Lab.”
Jean-Paul Boillot, Chairman and CEO of SERVO-ROBOT, said that he believes this new venture will encourage innovation in both partners. “We expect that Dr. Lyon will challenge us to think in new ways and that this partnership will allow us to exchange ideas and benefit from each other,” he said.
In addition to advancing applied research in the field of laser vision and robotics, cultivating relationships and people will be a goal for both the School of Engineering and SERVO-ROBOT. “Research is not only about creating products at SERVO-ROBOT, it’s also about training highly qualified people (HQP),” said Jean-Paul Boillot.
Pictured L-R: Dr. Doug Lyon, Director of the Electrical and Computer Engineering program and of the Applied Research Laboratory in the School of Engineering; Jean-Paul Boillot, Chairman and CEO of SERVO-ROBOT; and Kevin Lawlor, Executive Vice President, Fairfield University, sign agreement to launch Engineer in Residence Program.