The coronavirus pandemic has greatly accelerated the trend towards digitalization and the use of automation solutions. To better protect employees and further increase efficiency, many companies are using collaborative robots. They are suitable for many applications in many industries.

This trend will continue in the coming years and will find its way into other sectors. For this reason, knowledge of robotics is an important foundation for many careers in industry. It is therefore becoming increasingly important to integrate the subject of robotics into teaching or training. Cobots do this very well, as they are handy and easy to operate.

The concept for a successful career start

As a trainer or vocational school teacher, how can you best integrate the basics of robotics into your lessons? How do you organize the lessons and what prior knowledge do you need?

Universal Robots has launched UNIVERSAL ROBOTS EDUCATION to help you meet this challenge successfully. With this perfectly coordinated learning content, you can integrate the topics of robotics and automation technology into your teaching and prepare the specialists of tomorrow for use in their working environment.

The most important part of the concept is the programming. The students can try out the robots themselves at hardware stations and in online training courses and with the appropriate teaching materials, the students can further deepen the content. The training concept consists of several modules that are coordinated with each other, but can also be used individually.

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The concept consists of these units:

  • Online training at the Universal Robots Academy
  • Offline Simulator
  • Hardware learning stations
  • Teacher's guide and workbook as teaching materials
  • On-site training at Universa Robots

The example of MAN Truck & Bus shows a successful application of the UNIVERSAL ROBOTS EDUCATION concept. Together with a Munich vocational school, the company wanted to use the concept to teach its trainees robotics and automation technology.
This worked very well and now the students have the opportunity to get to know collaborative robots and learn the basics of programming.

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The concept consists of several pillars that cover different aspects:

Basic programming skills: The online training courses of the Universal Robots Academy are available free of charge and provide the necessary knowledge for programming the cobots. The Academy consists of 13 free modules.

Offline simulations: With the offline simulation from Universal Robots, your students can program a robot on the real user interface. The program can then be transferred from the PC to a robot. This makes it possible to teach with just one cobot per class.

Teaching technical knowledge in a practical way: You can program various applications with the hardware learning stations. The hardware stations consist of conveyor belts, sensors and various practice boards. This allows you to teach your students about collaborative robotics in a practical way

Teaching materials: One of the most important components of the concept is the teacher's guide and the workbook. The teacher' s guide is for you as a teacher and helps you to prepare and conduct your lessons well. The various teaching objectives provide you with a good structure for your lessons.
The workbook is for your students. It helps your students with various tasks and guides them through the subject matter together with the online training courses.

Further training: To ensure that you as a teacher are perfectly prepared, you can book training courses at Universal Robots' training centers.

Contact us if you would like to integrate this concept into your lessons.

Find out more about the Universal Robots Education Kit here.

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