Universal Robots Launches Accredited Collaborative-Robot CertificationsNovember 11, 2020
Collaborative-robot (cobot) manufacturer Universal Robots (UR), Ann Arbor, MI, has become accredited to issue Continuing Education Units (CEUs), enabling it to provide a comprehensive cobot curriculum for students and industry professionals. “With this education program, we’re addressing a tremendous need to provide cobot training as part of an integrated, accredited course,” says Joe Campbell, senior manager of applications development at UR. “This hands-on learning initiative will be instrumental in addressing the skills gap and get state-of-the art cobots into classrooms, offering students instant employability and manufacturers access to an upskilled workforce.”
The education program, a 32-hr. course, provides a clearly defined pathway for students to master cobot programming and deployment as part of an Industry 4.0 career in robotics and advanced manufacturing. Schools can now purchase the ready-to-go package that includes the complete curriculum, a UR cobot arm, and the hardware and software required to build actual industrial applications.
The program has been developed with assistance from Ritch Ramey, coordinator of The Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education Collaborative. Upon completion of the course work, a student receives 32 course credit hours and a UR industry-recognized certification. The course can be taught in high schools, dual-enrollment courses and in colleges. And, the program will be offered to manufacturers seeking certified cobot training for employees; industry professionals can attend classes either through local schools and career centers or in classes offered by UR’s authorized partners.
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