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Aerobotix Hosts MIT Lincoln Laboratory STEM Program

Madison, AL – Aerobotix participated in the Beaver Works Summer Institute (BWSI) RACECAR program over the summer as part of the four-week STEM initiative by MIT. Group 36, a class composed of local high school students, toured and learned how automated robots solved issues within the aerospace and defense industry.

“The students realized that the autonomous programing challenges they faced during the RACECAR Program are very similar to the challenges Aerobotix staff face designing and fabricating complex robots,” said Keith T. Henderlong, the Huntsville Field Site Leader of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory. “The tour of Aerobotix was outstanding and received many accolades from the BWSI students and instructors.”

In addition to a tour, the group took part in an augmented reality demonstration using the HoloLens 2 with our electrical engineer intern, Oakley Baron. Baron was impressed with the student’s software experience, especially at a young age. The students also had the opportunity to check out systems going to NASA and other large defense contracts such as the gantry robotic systems.

“[Aerobotix] had a tremendous time hosting these young scholars,” noted part Owner and Sales Manager, Chris Kolb. “We hope to see more people come through and learn just how big of an impact autonomous robots play.”

We would like to thank the Lincoln Laboratory Huntsville Field Site for selecting our company as part of the inaugural class.

About Aerobotix:
Aerobotix, Inc. (now merged with Shape Fidelity), is an innovative leader in turnkey FANUC robotics solutions for the aerospace and defense industries. Headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, we specialize in the creation of cutting-edge automated robotic solutions for high-value, high-precision components, aircraft, and vehicles. Aerobotix has over 130 robotic systems installed in the US and abroad providing exceptional results and savings for our clients.

About BWSI:

The MIT Beaver Works Summer Institute (BWSI) is a rigorous, world-class STEM program for talented students who will be entering their senior year in high school. The four-week program teaches STEM skills through project-based, workshop-style courses.

Noel Geiger
Aerobotix Marketing Coordinator