Education
STEM Robotics Solutions
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Teach robotics programming using the same equipment deployed in factories around the world. Featuring standard industrial-grade components and comprehensive academic tools, portable robot modules facilitate education and training, and can be easily customized to fit specific curriculum and classroom layouts. A fully functional production environment can also be simulated with MotoSim® EG-VRC. This powerful education software package enables offline robot programming (OLP) and virtual 3D simulation of industrial workcells in a safe, virtual setting. Similarly, K-16 school groups can benefit from MotoSim Touch, a PC-based offline programming and simulation tool that allows students to toggle between a virtual programming pendant or a hardware pendant.


Online STEM Robotics Learning

Web-based LMS provides best-in-class STEM robotics education. This comprehensive STEM-aligned curriculum will provide your students with the academic core standards and 21st century skills required for careers in advanced manufacturing.

 
 

Certification

Yaskawa Academy offers three certification programs:

  • The Train-the-Trainer Program is designed for instructors of K-12 students, career tech and college undergraduates. It provides the ability for schools to develop a student-based robotics certification course with focus on core robotics skills, or to expand an existing mechatronics robotics program.
  • The Modified MERIT Program is designed for instructors of K-12 students, career tech and college undergraduates. It provides the ability for schools to develop a student-based robotics certification course with focus on core robotics skills, or to expand an existing mechatronics robotics program. It also offers the ability to upgrade to the MERIT program.
  • The MERIT program is designed for instructors of educational institutions and to support workforce development certification with industry. It enables instructors to deliver the same curriculum and instructional model as Yaskawa Academy to local manufacturers.
 

Advancing Workforce Development

Equipping tomorrow’s workforce is a team effort. Our industry experts work together with our strategic partners, educational institutions and local officials to enable career pathways in robotics for future success.

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Equipment

Yaskawa Robots for Education

Building an adaptive workforce trained in Industry 4.0 technologies is more important than ever. To address talent gaps and create a relevant labor pool, companies and educational institutions are implementing the same robots and machinery used throughout the industry into their training facilities. Popular robots include: Yaskawa's MotoMini, GP4, GP8, AR700 and HC10.

Yaskawa Education Robot Lineup

 

STEM Classroom Robotic Simulation via MotoSim Touch

Learn to operate and program Motoman® robots in the virtual world with this PC-based robot simulator. Can also provide on-demand refresher training.

  • Offline programing with virtual robot
  • Portable PC-based education tool
  • 110 VAC single phase power
MotoSimTouch, PC and Robot Controller

Mobile Robotics Platform STEM Technology Cell

Provides community colleges, vocational schools and technical colleges with the best possible equipment for teaching industrial robotics.

  • Mobile platform design fits through standard doorways
  • Multi-purpose pneumatic grippers and valves
  • Welding platform includes industrial weld equipment
  • Workspace overlay provides endless exercises
  • 110 VAC single phase power
  • Additional options available (2D Cognex vision, QC conveyor, simulation software and other peripherals)
Curriculum

Yaskawa Endorsed Programs for Robotics and STEM Teacher Training

The Motoman Endorsed Robotics Instructor Training (MERIT) Program was developed specifically for educational institutions who have a vision of becoming a Yaskawa Motoman satellite training facility. It is designed to bring the same quality of training, as delivered by the Yaskawa Academy, closer to our installed base.

Yaskawa Academy occupies 13,400 sq ft with 78 robots totally dedicated to training. All training is delivered by dedicated and certified instructors. Over 75 different training courses are offered for a wide range of Motoman controllers including NX, FS and DX and the newest YRC1000. Training classes for each controller type include: Operators, Basic Programming, Advanced Programming, Ladder Logic and Maintenance.

All of our training courses and programs undergo a rigorous evaluation procedure and process which adheres to the American National Standards Institute/ International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard).

 
Yaskawa Academy Instructor

The MERIT Program Supports Two Levels of Training:

College Undergraduate

The MERIT Program provides the ability to develop a new program with the focus on robotics, or to expand an existing one. Topics can be customized with any set of objectives in mind.

Industrial User

The MERIT Program offers a method to deliver the exact same training offerings to local manufacturers in a surrounding area. Once an instructor becomes certified in a specific training class, he or she will be able to deliver the same curriculum as Yaskawa Academy. Students will receive the same class material and instruction as if attending Yaskawa Academy. Upon successful completion of any MERIT delivered course, the student will receive a certificate from Yaskawa Motoman. Certificates are endorsed by Yaskawa Motoman, and valid as prerequisites for any future advanced training classes within the respective controller group.

Benefits

IACET Accredited Provider
  • Recognition as a Yaskawa Motoman endorsed satellite training facility
  • Students will be awarded a Yaskawa Academy certificate with the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) CEU logo upon successful completion
  • Partnership with a leading robotics company; "creating a better tomorrow"
  • Expansion of knowledge base and accessibility of robotics to everyone
  • Assignment of a certified robotics instructor to ensure continued success and development of staff
  • Utilization of a proven training model and class training materials
  • Curriculum development–leave maintenance of the curriculum to us
  • Annual audits/visits to ensure your success
Blog

Posted: 22/07/2022 06:23:13 p. m. by Sarah Mellish

With consumer demands more stringent than ever, the ability for manufacturers to consistently produce affordable, high-quality products for on-time delivery is key to maintaining competitive edge. For many operations, this benchmark is increasingly difficult to meet. Manufacturers are finding it increasingly harder to find skilled workers. This workforce shortage reality is prompting businesses to take strategic action. Read More

 


Posted: 13/07/2022 12:39:27 p. m. by Sarah Mellish

With flexible robotic automation ranking high on the list of “must-have” equipment for optimizing supply chain flow and workforce shortages, our experts are excited to meet you and discuss how high-performance robots and easy-to-use accessories can deliver transformative benefits to help improve quality, efficiency, flexibility and more!
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Posted: 27/06/2022 03:33:50 p. m. by Clint Chapman

To address employment gaps, customer demands and ongoing disruption, companies are implementing innovative robots for optimized production stability, operational efficiency and product quality. Along with this, decision makers are identifying necessary skills and investing in the appropriate training to build a highly adaptive workforce that can operate new technologies for maximum return on investment. Read More

 


Posted: 03/11/2021 05:23:54 p. m. by Sarah Mellish

Stark predictions for labor deficits continue, prompting a greater need for workforce development. The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute reports that 4.6 million manufacturing jobs will need to be filled in the United States over the next decade, with the prospect of 2.4 million of those going unfulfilled due to lack of training, including jobs for robotics and mechatronics.
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Posted: 17/09/2021 05:23:11 p. m. by Steve Holland

Amid the current manufacturing landscape, business leaders are zeroing in on the fact that the implementation of robotic automation can help achieve productivity gains and corporate growth. Equally important to this success is the ability to cultivate a strong human workforce. One of several ways manufacturers can do this is by providing robot training to current employees. Read More