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Feds Back RRC for Research in Robotics, Electric Vehicles

April 19, 2014 9:36 AM | News

Red River CollegeThe federal government has provided Red River College with additional funding to continue research into electric vehicle (EV) testing, large building envelope research and robotics innovation.

The $327,842 will allow RRC to purchase an EV rapid charging station and battery testers, a building envelope test chamber to test wall sections and materials, and new end-of-arm and imaging tools for existing robotics.

“These are assets that will directly support our industry partners’ research and training needs as well as enhancing student and instructor applied learning at the College,” said Ray Hoemsen, director of Applied Research & Commercialization at RRC. “They support our strategy to drive Manitoba’s economy in an innovative and sustainable way.”

The funding comes from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and will be divided between the college’s projects.

— Staff