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ABB’s uni robot competition

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

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