Factories of the future
How ASU will help industry work on the cutting edge of tech
Attracting more high-tech industry ventures to Arizona and keeping manufacturing in the state on the cutting edge are two primary aspects of ASU’s role in the New Economy Initiative. To pursue those goals, the university is building five science and technology centers. One is a center at ASU’s Polytechnic campus that will focus largely on a combination of manufacturing, automation and data engineering projects. Dhruv Bhate, an associate professor in ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, talks about the broad range of varying technologies and systems on which work at the new center will focus. Advanced robotics and materials performance will be in the spotlight, as well as additive manufacturing, 3D printing, nanotechnology, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence, Bhate says.
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