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Universal Robots Launches First Accredited Collaborative Robot Certifications for Schools and Industry

Universal Robots has been accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is now authorized to issue the IACET CEU (Continuing Education Units).

The Education Program 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 32-hour course has been developed with assistance from Ritch Ramey, coordinator of RAMTEC, (The Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education Collaborative) overseeing robotics training at the 24 Tri-Rivers career centers in Ohio, representing the largest, most comprehensive robotics education center in the nation.

Upon completion of the course work, a student receives 32 course credit hours and a Universal Robots industry-recognized certification. The course can be taught in high schools, dual-enrollment courses, and in colleges.

The program will also 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 Universal Robots’ authorized partners.

In addition to the formalized core curriculum, the Universal Robots Education Program Package consists of:

  • UR Cobot Unit (UR3e or UR5e);
  • 24 course licenses;
  • Gripper Demo Kit;
  • UR Academy Hardware Set: one conveyor assembly including conveyor, encoder, two sensors and I/O simulation test box;
  • Ten 3D printed training elements for exercises;
  • One 3D printed dual TCP; and
  • Six 3D printed workpieces.

For institutions that already have cobots, a retro package is available with course curricula, classroom support hardware and software.

Attendees at Universal Robots’ virtual Cobot Expo 2.0 November 16-17 will be the first to see the new Education Program showcased. Building on the successful first Cobot Expo in July, the 2.0 version features floorplans organized by the most popular application segments, featuring 19 exhibiting partners, live “at the ready” demos, and 15 keynote presentations.

For more information, visit https://www.universal-robots.com

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