About Us

Robotic Training | Research & Development | Community Relations

The Alabama Robotic Technology Park is moving forward to meeting the needs of Alabama's economic growth that is currently affecting our workforce needs and the need for future growth.  We are on a mission to serve Alabama employees with training in many new automation areas.  We have updated the current curriculum at the RTP to ensure we deliver the most up-to-date experience while preparing to meet the future needs of the industrial revolution.  Robotic Technology Park (RTP) is always working to move forward in all automation needs of our great businesses.



The Robotics Technology Park's mission is to provide a technically trained, highly skilled, and educated workforce for automation and robotics, to assist public and private entities in developing new robotics systems and technologies, and to promote the creation, growth, or expansion of companies through innovative technology solutions.



We provide multiple training opportunities within the robotic industry sector. Several are facilitated by our partners.


Our training helps to close the skills gap within the robotic industry here in Alabama to strengthen the workforce.


Our Mobile Lab travels throughout the state, introducing young students and their teachers to the world of Robotics.

Research & Development

Our facility gives public and private entities a location to engage in research & development of robot/automation technologies

Awards &


Alabama Automotive Supplier of the Year
Service Provider, Alabama Robotics Technology Park
Presented by AAMA

Executive Management

Kevin Taylor
Kevin TaylorAIDT Assistant Director of Recruitment and Trainingktaylor@aidt.edu
Taylor is responsible for the Alabama Robotics Technology Park and overseeing all projects in North Alabama.

Our Instructors

Our Instructors are passionate about the
training that they provide. 

Dennis Custer
Dennis CusterRobotics Instructor/Coordinatordcuster@aidt.edu
Darren Shockney
Darren ShockneyRobotics/PLC Instructordshockney@aidt.edu
Larry Harris
Larry HarrisPLC Instructor/Coordinatorlharris@aidt.edu
Patrick Witt
Patrick WittRobotics Instructorpwitt@aidt.edu
Keith Reid
Keith ReidRTP Maint / OSHA Instructorkreid@aidt.edu
Joe Lee
Joe LeeRobotics Instructorjlee@aidt.edu
Nsiande Mfala
Nsiande MfalaVR/Mechatronics Instructornmfala@aidt.edu
Shane Snead
Shane SneadWelding Instructorssnead@aidt.edu
Justin Newman
Justin NewmanFacility Maintenance Technicianjnewman@aidt.edu
Matt Southern
Matt SouthernSafety Coordinator Instructormsouthern@aidt.edu

Meet Our Admin Staff

Lisa Stockton
Lisa StocktonFacility Administratorlstockton@aidt.edu
Diane Singleton
Diane SingletonAdministrative Assistantdsingleton@aidt.edu
Kay Rice
Kay RiceExecutive Assistantkrice@aidt.edu

Give us a call

Alabama Robotic Technology Park

The Alabama Robotics Technology Park is designed to close the skills gap within the robotics industry, while also ensuring that students obtain training on the latest robotic technology in the industry.

6505 U.S. Hwy 31, Tanner, AL 35671

Phone: 256-642-2600



Upcoming Classes

Sep 25, 2023 - Sep 28, 2023

Sep 25, 2023 - Sep 28, 2023

Sep 25, 2023

Sep 27, 2023

Sep 28, 2023

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