Over 180 attendees gathered in the courtyard of Paul L. Cejas Architecture Building for the inauguration and ribbon cutting of FIU’s Robotics & Digital Fabrication (RDF) Laboratory on Thursday, September 20, 2018.
The event celebrated FIU’s newest interdisciplinary initiative spearheaded by College of Communication, Architecture + the Arts and the College of Engineering and Computing. FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg, College of Communication, Architecture + the Arts Dean Brian Schriner and Dean of Engineering and Computing John Volakis participated in the opening remarks led by Professor and Director of Technology Development Shahin Vassigh.
The RDF Laboratory is the first of its kind in the state of Florida featuring industrial robotic arms and advanced fabrication technologies. This cutting-edge, technological facility offers high-end digital design and visualization technologies to develop new processes and products meeting crucial industry, education, and community needs.
The RDF Lab’s mission is to become a catalyst for research, development, and entrepreneurship which bridges the gap between the virtual and physical world. In addition, the lab provides opportunities for collaboration among faculty, students, and industry partners, nurturing an environment for learning, research, and experimentation.
For more information on the RDF Lab, visit carta.fiu.edu/roboticslab
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