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BARC to the Future

Monday, January 19, 2015
Jim Buttrick (right), a Boeing engineer and the associate director of the Boeing Advanced Research Center at the University of Washington, describes the workings of a mobile vehicle equipped with multiple sensors to Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington.

Boeing and the University of Washington recently celebrated their new collaborative research lab at the university’s Seattle campus.

The Boeing Advanced Research Center (BARC) opened its doors this week with tours of the 4,300 square foot lab space and several demonstrations of the center’s capabilities. The center will facilitate joint research between Boeing and the university, initially in the areas of advanced assembly and manufacturing technologies.

On hand to usher in the new center were Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner, Washington Governor Jay Inslee ...