ABB Australia, in conjunction with the Society of Automotive Engineers Australasia, has launched the inaugural National Robotics Innovation competition. The winning entrant will be able to see their proposal become a reality – with their idea being simulated in Robot Studio. Other prizes include ABB simulation software, work experience and programming training courses.
The objective of the program is for students to develop a proposal for an innovative and cost effective way to manufacture an existing component or improve a manufacturing process through the use of robot based automation.
The competition is aimed at enhancing interaction and encouraging collaboration between industry, students and universities. To support this objective, a number of information sessions have been held for the competition contestants, the first being a combined agenda designed to prepare students for the project ahead. This included a session on Project Risk Management, Plant Safety & OH&S Considerations and Cost Justification and Economic Return.
The most recent information session was a training course held last month in ABB’s robot simulation software, Robot Studio. This sophisticated software allows students to build the proposed solution in a virtual factory, whilst being able to trial alternatives and optimise the layout. A packed session of students attended the full day training course held at Deakin University’s Geelong campus.
For more information, contact ABB on 1800 222 4357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org