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NIOSH Signs MOU to Advance Robotics Research

May 28, 2021

NIOSH Signs MOU to Advance Robotics Research

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Center for Occupational Robotics Research has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOU) with the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) to enable collaborative robotics research between the institutions and provide educational opportunities for UW-Madison students.

The 5-year NIOSH and UW-Madison partnership will encompass collaborative research using complementary labs, guest research appointments, co-authored publications, and experiential learning. UW-Madison students will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from NIOSH researchers, contributing directly to NIOSH research. Launched in September 2017, NIOSH’s Center for Occupational Robotics Research provides scientific leadership to guide the development and use of occupational robots that enhance worker safety, health, and wellbeing. The Center facilitates robotics-related research of traditional industrial robots and emerging robotic technology to prevent traumatic injuries, musculoskeletal disorders, and psychological stress across many industrial sectors.
   —Please see https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/updates/upd-05-03-21.html for more about this.