Virginia Tech - RoMeLa
- Shortened design time and reduced errors
- Completed a string of high-profile, award-winning projects
- Became the only university to respond to the Blind Driver Challenge
- Developed the first full-sized, autonomous humanoid robot in the United States
The Virginia Tech Robotics & Mechanisms Laboratory (RoMeLa) is a research institution in the College of Engineering where undergraduate students, graduate students, and a faculty advisor conduct robotics research. RoMeLa researchers were once limited in their choice of CAD software. However, as the complexity and sophistication of RoMeLa’s research grew, so did the need for a more advanced design solution.
RoMeLa chose SolidWorks® Education Edition CAD software because it exposed students to a design solution with a broad, established presence in industry and helped them advance robotics research. By giving students access to SolidWorks, RoMeLa shortened design time and reduced errors; completed a string of high-profile, award-winning projects; became the only university to respond to the Blind Driver Challenge; and developed the first full-sized, autonomous humanoid robot in the United States.