The first laboratory on collaborative robotics for students comes to life in the primary and secondary schools to enhance STEM education based on theoretical knowledge and applicable skills. It is called “Robo Lab” and was created by Assolombarda, Fondazioni Brigatti, Camerani, Pintaldi and Politecnico, together with the science partners Abb and iMage.
“Youth are our future and it is fundamental to invest in training paths which can develop the competencies necessary in the employment world and required by the enterprises”, states Assolombarda’s President Alessandro Spada. “The industrial automation sector in particular needs continuous update of training”.
The collaborative robotics E-Learning Centre is located in Monza: a unique laboratory in Italy, where students are taught about the collaborative robots, their potentials, how to programme and use them, in order to learn in a direct way the great digital transformation which is taking place all over the world.
The project “Robo Lab” is part of the Steam Spaces, a project by Confindustria, the objective of which is to promote laboratory based multidisciplinary education to attract students to the study of mathematics and science. This innovative project aims to contribute to the National reform of students’ orientation in school and of teachers 4.0 education.
In this project’s first phase, six schools in Lombardia Region are involved, involving a total of 1,200 students and teachers who have already started practicing at Robo Lab from 10 March March 2021. The project’s objective is to spread at a national level.
The lab provides three collaborative robots of the Yumi family, a state-of-the-art series that focuses in integrating and ease the work following instructions through software.
Their programming simplicity allows to teach easily movements and positions as well as the basics of off-line robot programming.