OCTC receives $593,464 NSF grant to develop VR training

29 Aug 2021


OWENSBORO, Ky. — Owensboro Community and Technical College has received a $593,464 grant award from the National Science Foundation to develop a virtual reality training application for advanced manufacturing. The project titled “Strengthening the Industry 4.0 Workforce through Virtual Reality Training” focuses on developing multi-skilled technicians with the industry 4.0 skills needed to increase efficiency and profitability for today’s manufacturers.

The Advanced Manufacturing Technical Education Collaborative, housed at OCTC, will lead the project for this new grant-funded initiative that begins on October 1, 2021.

To accomplish the objectives, the project will combine immersive and interactive mixed reality training experiences covering technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, smart sensors, and the internet of things.

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