Fit for the future
Training cells enable new teaching concepts
The Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences – Technology and Business shows what a modern teaching concept can look like. In project-oriented, interdisciplinary learning units, students are prepared for the demands of industry 4.0. A new robotics laboratory was created for this purpose. The laboratory is equipped with four KUKA ready2_educate training cells, with the KUKA KR 3 AGILUS small robot and the KR C4 compact controller. A selection of didactic training applications is also already pre-programmed. It thus offers a complete package for teaching the basics of robotics.
Each year, around 200 students are given the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art industrial robots. At the training cells, students can perform a variety of realistic tasks. For example, the palletizing and depalletizing of cubes or the driving off of complex surfaces. “The theory can be tested directly in practice and well-founded knowledge can be acquired that is in great demand on the job market,” says Prof. Dr. Christian Wurll from the Faculty of Economics at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences – Technology and Economics. In the winter semester 2018/2019 the students directly applied the knowledge from the seminar and programmed the game “Four wins”.
KUKA College: Continuing education made easy
In addition to comprehensive initial training, continuous further training is important for specialists. In keeping with this basic idea, KUKA College offers numerous robotics training courses for both internal and external participants. The courses are aimed, among other things, at system operators and programmers. The aim of seminar series such as “Robot operation” is to provide skilled workers with all the skills required for safe handling of a KUKA robot system. The modular seminars enable step-by-step advanced training in accordance with global standards. The motto is: theory as much as necessary, practice as much as possible.
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