We spent some time with the school’s electrical sections, who used our robot to learn about the industrial side of things, and to teach programming.
We spoke at length with Mr. Sébastien Francheteau, the school’s electricity teacher.
On the subject of why the high school needed the Ned2 robotic arm, Mr. Francheteau tells us that it’s above all to enable learning where students can visually see what they’re doing:
“You can’t get a young person from a vocational high school to work on a digital turntable without getting feedback on it. So the robot was very useful for the industrial part, but also so that the student programming something could see a movement in front of him. It transcribes the fruit of his labor.”
“We use Niryo robots in our industrial classes. We try to incorporate the robots into all our connected chains. Its Raspberry/Arduino part enables us to extract
to extract inputs/outputs that will then enable us to control our surrounding systems.”
“The Ned2 robots are also used for programming courses, where we take a closer look at the inside of the robot,” says Mr. Faucheteau.
Xavier Lignac, professor of industrial maintenance, explains a specific case where the Ned2 robotic arms fit in perfectly:
“The perfume industry is very present in our region. That’s why our school is equipped with machines related to this sector. We have machines for filling, conveying and corking bottles. Niryo’s robots fit perfectly into this process.”
Mr Francheteau goes on to point out the value provided by Niryo robots:
“The added value is simple: fun and ease of use. We need tools that allow us to work properly and show real things to young students.”
“On Niryo’s 6-axis robotic arms we program in Blockly, but we use ROS, which is the real language of a robot. For me, these robots are a sure bet for teaching: I highly recommend them! A wide range of robot accessories is also available.