BGSU Robotics Laboratory

Bowling Green, OH

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Bowling Green State University has responded to the demand for college robotics programs by creating a Robotics Lab within its existing Technology Building.

Selecting the appropriate space in which to locate the new lab was the first step in the process. Wanting to avoid compromising the functionality of other programs housed within the Tech Building, the design team selected a location formerly occupied by the technology supply store.

The new lab includes stations for twelve self-contained robotics units utilizing air, electricity, and data hubs on central columns. Also included are stainless steel workstations for fine-tool work, seating for lectures, and a teaching command center.

Areas also received cosmetic upgrades of new paint, a ceiling for a previously exposed deck, utility cabinets, and a thermally insulated overhead door.

The expected delivery of donated robotics equipment and the need for a viable space to locate it necessitated a very aggressive project schedule. An “in-person” state review of the drawings helped facilitate the compressed timeline, with work completed within one month.