SAE and Argo AI collaborate on robotics for autonomous vehicles training program

Warrendale-based SAE International, in partnership with Pittsburgh-based Argo AI and Clemson University, launched a 12-week Robotics for Autonomous Vehicle Systems bootcamp.

The idea for the training program stemmed from a discussion between Frank Menchaca, chief growth officer at SAE International, and Bryan Salesky, CEO of Argo AI…

Menchaca said Salesky told him that while autonomous vehicle companies may see a stream of students coming from elite schools like Carnegie Mellon University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the industry need to increase that pipeline.

SAE referenced a study completed by Boston Consulting Group and Detroit Mobility Lab that reported that the autonomous vehicle industry is expected to create more than 100,000 mobility industry jobs, including about 30,000 engineering jobs, over the next 10 years…

The bootcamp targets both students coming out of four-year engineering degree programs, as well as entry-level working engineers who want to upskill.