C Design Lab to prepare manufacturers, workers for the ‘factory of the future’

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Today’s manufacturers struggle to keep pace with rapid changes in technology because of the inability to adapt and the new skills required of their workforce.

Purdue University researchers in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Indiana University will be developing new technologies alongside a platform that will allow manufacturers to realistically simulate interactions between workers, robots, and machines to prepare for the factories of just five to 10 years from now. The work is supported by a $2.5 million grant by the National Science Foundation’s Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier program, one of 10 new Big Ideas for Future Investment.

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