TheOmron (Tokyo, Japan) foundation has donated both equipment and funding to create a new laboratory which will enhance instruction for mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering students.
The Omron Robotics and Mechatronics Laboratory at Northern Illinois University's College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET; DeKalb, IL, USA) was unveiled during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, April 19.
In the laboratory, students will gain exposure to Omron technologies, allowing them to explore machine control, motion, vision and safety disciplines in the mechatronics field. Additionally, Omron SYSMAC technologies will be available to enable them to conduct new industrial automation and robotics research.
The Omron foundation has supported various student engineering endeavors including Engineers without Borders, and continues to do so today with the establishment of the new laboratory.
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