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ABB robotics workshops gain student interest

ABB recently conducted workshops on the safe operation and design of machinery and robotics, as part of ABB’s National Robotics Innovation Competition.

Roger Lim, an expert in the field of robotic safety systems, conducted the sessions as part of ABB competition, now in its third year.

The workshop was embraced by students from RMIT, University of Melbourne and Swinbourne University with a variety of disciplines including mechatronic, manufacturing, electrical and mechanical engineering represented, according to ABB.

A quick-fire delivery from Lim outlined the current Australian Standards on machinery safeguarding and how they are interpreted. Real life scenarios delivered by Roger Lim and ABB’s Robotics manager, Paul Gekas, provided students with a better understanding of how solutions can be developed for safety to ensure a safe operating environment.

ABB’s and the broader industry’s commitment to safety was echoed throughout the session with students awareness heightened by examples of safety not being properly considered, said ABB.

The workshop was part of a series of training sessions for students participating in ABB’s National Robotics Innovation Competition. The previous sessions held involved discussions on project management and developing robotic systems – students have also received training and instruction on ABB’s robot studio software.

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