By Andy Choi
The Alabama Robotics Technology Park will soon be open to the general public. Alabama Governor, Bob Riley will be attending the grand opening of the Phase I of the park on Wednesday November 10, 2010.
The ceremony will showcase new robotic technology for the first time. A work force of local officials, community college leaders and robotics companies has been striving for some years now to build the Robotics centre.
They hope to make Alabamians the most highly skilled technicians in the field of current and future robotics. Phase I of the Technology Park will house the Robotics Maintenance Training Centre where technicians will be trained.
More than $40 million worth of contributions in terms of robots and equipment has been put into Phase I by leading robotics companies. The second phase will see the construction of a test facility for robotics companies, NASA and the U.S. Army Missile Command.
Phase III of the Technology Park will have a facility that would allow robotics companies to build and adapt existing robots for new industries.