The Advanced Research
and Development Center
Research & Development of Robotic and Automation Technologies
R&D for the Future
The Research and Development Center was created to give public and private entities, that are engaged in research and development of robot/automation technologies a location to conduct these activities.
The Research and Development Center was created to give public and private entities, that are engaged in research and development of robot/automation technologies, a location to conduct these activities. Two and Four-year co-op students are encouraged to be utilized, like training, in this facility, as well as the employees and staff of the tenant entity.
This building is comprised of four (4) client suites. Each suite is finished with the necessary infrastructure including internet access, phones, restrooms, and environmental controls. Each suite has raised access flooring in sectional panels, a common high bay with two large roll-up doors that allow access to the 0.9-mile outdoor test track.
Alabama companies or affiliates may apply for a suite based on a very specific set of criteria. To apply for a suite in the facility you must complete an application followed by a review process.
For an applicant to be considered for the use of The Advanced Technology Research and Development Center, they must meet certain minimum criteria. The applicant must be a Research and Development Project. It also must have a documented, approved funding source. If you meet the criteria and wish to apply for use of this facility, please call us at 256-642-2600.
- Four-6,000 sq-feet control rooms/suites
- High bay space
- Storage areas with security cameras
- Large roll-up door
- Carport/shed with plug-ups for vehicle information
- Outdoor test/obstacle track with observation tower for guests, space to get vehicle speed up to 40mph, and fencing on the perimeter
- Opportunities for co-op students and internships