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Universal Robots Academy has more than 200,000 registered users

Aug. 24, 2023
Cobot training is available at nearly 120 onsite training centers

Since 2016, Universal Robots has offered robotics training to customers and others with an interest in collaborative robots. After having grown to 119 onsite training centers across the globe, the Universal Robots Academy has included more than 200,000 registered users.

“It is amazing to see that so many robotics enthusiasts from all over the world have joined us to enhance their robotic skills and benefit from the training we offer,” says Mikkel Vahl, global head of academy and education. “We’re a company on a mission—automation for anyone anywhere. A key part of this is providing our customers and robotics enthusiasts with high-quality training that gives them the skills they need to unleash the full potential of their cobots.”

Universal Robots helps companies to automate anything from bin-picking to heavy-load palletizing and ship welding, which is reflected in the variety of the Universal Robots Academy, offering a range of courses from free virtual e-learning to in-depth and in-person classroom training.

“No matter the task or the size of your company, you can find relevant training that can help you become even more successful with your automation,” says Vahl. “Compared to other industrial robots, cobots are simpler to program and operate. But no matter if you are an application engineer, a robotics expert or new to robotics you will benefit from taking instructor-led training.”

One customer, who went through the Academy training, is Jon Gelston, owner of Colorado-based injection molding company Aim Processing. Gelston had very little direct experience with robot programming and used the resources he found through the free online portion of the UR Academy (Figure 1). “There were self-training modules in both video and read-along formats that were very helpful for us to learn from in terms of applications and improvements in procedures that would benefit a variety of our applications,” he says. “By utilizing the resources in the UR training database and support site, as well as the Universal Robots’ community of value-added resellers and add-on components, it really enabled that project to come to a great success."