It is becoming increasingly important to train skilled workers for the future, especially in times of a shortage of skilled workers. This is why it is crucial to familiarize trainees with future-oriented technologies, such as robotics, right now. Vocational school and university students are the focus of this effort, and the goal is to make robots more accessible to them in the United States.
The theory and training of robot handling should be integrated into classroom education. Teachers and other educators can contact experts to learn more about how to make this possible. A vocational school in Michigan has been successful in integrating robotics into its training program, under the leadership of Dr. Juhng Ho, the director of studies and subject supervisor for automation technology. The consistently positive feedback from students shows that this approach is effective.
There is a shortage of robotics training in schools, particularly in subjects such as industrial and production mechanics, mechatronics, and machining technology. Industry is increasingly using robots, including collaborative robots, but only one in eight US vocational schools have robots. However, vocational schools are beginning to recognize the potential benefits of user-friendly and collaborative robots, and many are taking steps to integrate them into their training programs. For schools that lack knowledge in robotics and programming, Cascara and Rainbow Robotics offers support, including free training via their online academy and a comprehensive teaching concept.
To successfully integrate robots into the classroom, the lessons should be action-oriented and teach relevant competencies for the future. Dr. Ho believes it is important to prepare trainees for their future skilled work with pleasure. Cascara Robotics has designed space-saving and mobile training cells, which can be used even in confined spaces. These cells have built-in cobots that are safe to handle and intuitive to program, resulting in rapid success for students.
For a successful integration of cobots into classroom lessons, teachers can seek comprehensive consulting and support from experts in Michigan and Rainbow Robotics.