Students and professors at WVU’s Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources are researching new ways to enhance the online and learning experience of West Virginians.


At the college’s Advanced Engineering Research Building, work is proceeding on new programs and web robots, or simply bots, which are software applications that run tasks (or scripts) over the internet. Bots perform simple and repetitive tasks at a faster rate than a human could do alone. The bots under development are intended to make online learning more collaborative.

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