Cobots at the service of higher education
ITII Vernon and Mécavenir wanted a solution to train the future executives and engineers of the industrial field: objective achieved with the fleets of Niryo collaborative robots! A competition is organized each year within the CFAI, for Mechanical and Production Engineering (MP) training. This competition combines discovery, creativity and simulation.
The process in a nutshell:
The apprentices are first made aware of the technical capabilities of the robot, software and hardware.
The students are then invited to conceptualize a set allowing the routing of the elements, the assembly, as well as the quality control.
Finally, the participants have the opportunity to prototype their own production line and operate it.
Below, a video summing up a workshop:
Why opting for collaborative robotics?
- The available ecosystem and its open source flexibility, allowing to deploy a production and test lines quickly.
- The compactness of the robots, which can be stored in large numbers and then handled without difficulty within the workshops.
- The cost of the fleet of collaborative robots, allowing each student to be able to handle a robot comfortably and safely.
Our engineering school has chosen to invest in 20 Niryo robots in order to allow each apprentice to program his own. They are used for different lessons such as mechanics, mathematics, programming of embedded systems, and of course robotics. Our purchase has allowed, after only one year of use, to train more than 100 apprentices!
Head of the Embedded Electronics Systems Section
About ITII Vernon et Mécavenir:
Connected to the needs of industrialists and geared towards new technologies, ITII Vernon trains future engineers by integrating into educational programs the hard and soft skills expected in business as well as the skills that will respond to future societal and technical challenges.
CFAI Mécavenir currently trains more than 1,000 apprentices, called upon to become executives in the industrial field and to take part in the life of an industrial product from its design to its marketing and its recycling, by integrating the issues of sustainable development and social responsibility.