Universal Robots launches Education Program package

Nov. 10, 2020
The new course may be taught in high schools and colleges for continuing education units.

Universal Robots will showcase a new education offering, the Universal Robots Education Program package, at the virtual Cobot Expo 2.0 being held November 16-17, 2020.

The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has authorized Universal Robots to issue IACET continuing education units. The Education Program package may be purchased by schools and includes the curriculum, a UR cobot arm, and the required hardware and software to build industrial applications. Course materials include 3D printed training elements, a conveyor assembly with encoder, sensors, and I/O test box, and a gripper test kit.

Ritch Ramey, coordinator of the Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education Collaborative that operates at the 24 Tri-Rivers career centers in Ohio, USA, assisted Universal Robots in developing the course. Schools will have increased access to private grants and government funding to bring cobot education to classrooms, says Ramey, on account of being able to offer an industry recognized credential. Graduates will receive 32 course credit hours and a Universal Robots certification.

Manufacturers will also have access to the program, to gain certified cobot training for their employees through local schools, career centers, or Universal Robots’ authorized partners. 

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