West Virginia University's College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, along with NASA, has inaugurated a new Robotics Center. NASA had granted $3.2 million to WSU in the beginning of this year for building the center. New robots and their demonstrations were presented in the inauguration ceremony.
Frank Cepollina, from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, has stated that the Robotics Centre abridges the scientific gap between human beings and the shuttle performing the work.
James Clements, President of WVU, has stated that their students are provided with a right opportunity to study real time applications at the Robotics Center, with the help of NASA. He added that they had decided to include few best students in the nation.
The new Robotics facility will assist future space research missions of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, a space research lab situated in Maryland. The research operations include satellite refilling and saving an unsuccessful satellite.
According to Congressman Alan B. Mollohan, supporting NASA’s robotic program would result in accomplishing a mission of the nation and it will also enhance the efficiency of WVU as well as the private segment in robotics.
The officials have reported that the Robotics Center will also be utilized for continuing their State’s economic improvement.