LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A challenge in Nebraska to develop automation and robotics in agriculture has obtained a $25 million grant from the federal authorities.
The Heartland Robotics Cluster, a coalition of native entities led by the Invest Nebraska Corporation, was certainly one of 21 recipients of the grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration.
On Monday, representatives of the EDA, the state and native governments, and UNL personnel toured the Nebraska Innovation Campus and held a roundtable dialogue on the grant.
The Nebraska Innovation Studio on the Innovation Campus is a part of the cluster. It will use among the cash to broaden to give innovators from throughout the state a spot the place they’ll develop automation and robotic options.
Innovation Campus is already main the best way in robotic engineering with the Virtual Incision Corporation.
That firm is revolutionizing the surgical area with a surgeon-controlled robotic that goes into the physique to carry out surgical procedures.
Craig Buerstatte of the EDA mentioned the workplace picked the Heartland Robotics Cluster as a result of the technique laid out in the request confirmed that Lincoln was not making an attempt to be San Francisco or Boston, however fairly constructing what’s finest for Nebraskans.
The purpose is to enhance labor productiveness in agriculture and manufacturing to develop Nebraska’s financial system.
The grant cash got here from the American Rescue Plan Act.
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