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VOL. 37 | NO. 12 | Friday, March 22, 2013




Alcorn State receives robots from Nissan

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CANTON, Miss. (AP) — The Advanced Technologies program at Alcorn State University has been presented with a pair of high-tech robots from Nissan.

Nissan officials say the robots will be put to good educational use for ASU engineering students.

Alcorn offers a degree program in robotics and automation technology. School officials say students will learn how to program and operate the robots as they prepare for careers in manufacturing and technology industries.

The robots were presented to Alcorn officials during a ceremony Thursday at the Nissan assembly plant in Canton.

Nissan previously used the robots to arc weld auto bodies. The robots can be programmed and fitted with attachments to perform welding and other tasks in the Alcorn robotics lab.

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