Accelerated Digitalization and Automation: Preparing Skilled Workers for Collaborative Robots
The COVID-19 pandemic has expedited the trend of digitalization and automation, leading many entrepreneurs to adopt collaborative robots to protect their employees and increase efficiency. Cobots are versatile and suitable for various applications across multiple industries, making them a valuable asset for companies striving to stay competitive.
As this trend continues to grow in the coming years, knowledge of robotics will become a crucial foundation for many careers in the industry. Thus, it is essential to integrate robotics into teaching and training programs. Cobots are an excellent tool for this purpose due to their user-friendly interface and mobility.
To help instructors and vocational school teachers successfully integrate robotics into their lessons, Rainbow Robotics with CASCARA Automation has launched CASCARA ACADEMY. The concept comprises several modules, including online training at the Cascara Academy, an offline simulator, hardware learning stations, a teacher guide and workbook, and on-site training at Cascara Robotics. This approach allows students to try out robots themselves and deepen their knowledge through online training and various exercises.
By successfully implementing this concept, companies such as Live Tractor Trailor have introduced collaborative robots to trainees, providing them with the basics of programming and enabling them to become tomorrow's skilled workers in the field of robotics and automation technology.