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The Promise of Innovation: Tomorrow's Science Today

Your support can enhance the education environment for technology at USC Upstate and influence generations to come.  

With the dawn of the 21st century, “tomorrow’s”science has become today’s reality with real-world implications on many fronts, and students at USC Upstate are leading this charge of change.

Sebastian van Delden

One example is the work and research being done in Dr. Sebastian van Delden’s robotics lab. Computer information students can now focus in an Automation course of study with classes in Industrial Robotics and Artificial Intelligence where they research the use of cameras and microphones to interact with industrial robots.

“For the most common types of work robots do in factories, this interactive system will allow a layperson to develop an application,” says van Delden, associate professor of computer science. “The goal is to produce strong computer scientists and programmers familiar with factory automation androbotics.”

Being prepared to impact today’s real-world business methods and models is critical. The practical study and hands-on application taking place on campus makes that possible.

“Research experience can have a great impact on the lives and futures of young people. Problem solving and critical thinking skills are certainly enhanced, and students develop a professional relationship with a faculty member, positioning them well for a job or for graduate school when they graduate.”  

- Dr. Sebastian vanDelden  

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