In the News
October 5, 2022
Faculty researchers secure another workforce development grant to support growth of machinists in manufacturing
Faculty researchers received a new grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a system that improves passage of tacit knowledge from skilled machinists to those coming into the field.
July 26, 2022
Research team develops workforce training that integrates virtual reality, gamification
More than 1,000 openings in the Finger Lakes region for skilled machinists are projected in the coming years. Local academic researchers and industry partners are developing new training options to fill the expected gaps—integrating gaming and virtual reality to appeal to a younger generation of manufacturing professionals.
April 2, 2021
Researchers develop manufacturing training that will include AI and virtual reality technology
Researchers at RIT are using augmented and virtual reality as part of a modern training platform to help address the skilled labor shortage in manufacturing. Using artificial intelligence and augmented or virtual reality applications as a training strategy can support novice trainees and retain the knowledge of master machinists and manufacturing engineers.