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Preparing Students for the Advanced Manufacturing Environment through Robotics Training Automation is one of the key areas for modern manufacturing systems. It requirescoordination of different machines to support manufacturing operations in a company. Recentstudies show that there is a gap in the STEM workforce preparation in regards to highly automatedproduction environment. Industrial robots have become an essential part of these semi-automatedand automated manufacturing systems. Their control and programming requires adequate educationand training in robotics theories and applications. Various engineering technology departments offerdifferent courses related to the application of robotics. These courses are a great way to inspirestudents to learn about science, math, engineering and technology while providing them withworkforce skills. However, some challenges are present in the delivery of such courses. Some ofthese challenges include the enrollment of students who come from different engineeringdepartments and backgrounds. Such a multidisciplinary group of students can pose a challenge forthe instructor to successfully develop the courses and match the content to different learning stylesand math levels. To overcome that challenge, and to spark students’ interest, the certified educationrobot training can greatly support the teaching of basic and advanced topics in robotics, kinematics,dynamics, control, modelling, design, CAD/CAM, vision, manufacturing systems, simulation,automation, and mechatronics. This paper will explain how effective this course can be in unifyingdifferent engineering disciplines when using problem solving related to various importantmanufacturing automaton problems. As a final project, students are expected to model and simulatea work cell for the selected application and to perform the same with the physical robots in the lab.They compare both outcomes for verification of the calculated results. At the end of the project,students are required to submit a comprehensive engineering report to document how their programmeets all requirements.
Djuric, A. M., & Jovanovic, V. M., & Goris, T. V. (2015, June), Preparing Students for the Advanced Manufacturing Environment Through Robotics, Mechatronics, and Automation Training Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24587
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