The Raymond Corporation, a Toyota Industries Company, has selected three research proposals to receive funding through The Raymond Corporation University Research Program. Through the program, professors and student researchers are encouraged to apply their engineering and technical research to discover innovative solutions for the material handling industry.
After reviewing innovative research ideas from more than 30 universities, Raymond has selected three proposals to receive financial support. The research proposals selected for funding are:
- Developing AR-Guided Skill Training to Improve the Performance and Productivity of Reach Truck Drivers (Proposal Author: Professor Sol Lim, Virginia Tech)
- Omni-Channel Facilities Supported by Modular and Moveable Robotic Platform (Proposal Author: Professor Jennifer Pazour, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
- Symbiotic Vehicle Routing (Proposal Author: Professor John Carlsson, University of Southern California)
The University Research Program helps to drive the next generation of technology for the supply chain, logistics and material handling industries. The mission is to encourage professors and researchers to apply their knowledge of engineering and technical fields, drawing synergies and collaboration between collegiate research and The Raymond Corporation.
The University Research Program has funded 18 projects from 16 leading universities across the country, totaling more than $4 million in funding. To learn more about the University Research Program, including information on previously funded projects and how to apply, visit www.universityresearchprogram.com.