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Why UA researchers are developing robotics for Tuscaloosa police

They aren’t quite RoboCop, but researchers hope they can act as a partner in the field.

By Emma Butler

Engineering and communication researchers at the University of Alabama are building the next generation of law enforcement robotic technology, working toward affordable robots that can interact directly with civilians in hazardous situations.

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.


Author: Emma Butler    /    Posted on: March 25, 2021    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students    /    Features:   ,