Yaskawa Motoman Introduces New STEM Platform for Education

Source: Yaskawa Motoman

By Yaskawa Motoman

Mar 25, 2015

Yaskawa Motoman has introduced its newly designed STEM Robotics Platform for education, workforce development and industrial robotics certification programs. It is designed specifically for classrooms, robotics labs and robotics training centers.

According to Yaskawa Motoman, the new design features an aluminum extruded cart that is modular and lightweight. Its suite of fully integrated academic tools includes Yaskawa Motoman’s web-based curriculum, offline modeling and programming tools and a STEM-aligned activity template. Multiple configurations are available; options include robotic technologies typically encountered in advanced manufacturing environments.

Material handling and welding platforms are available and include robots that are speed-limited for enhanced student safety. The material handling version features a Motoman® MHJ robot; the welding version features a Motoman MH5 robot.  Both robots are controlled by the compact FS100 controller that requires a standard 110 VAC outlet. Depending on configuration options, various components – such as vision, grippers, etc. – are provided by Yaskawa Motoman Education Consortium (YMEC) members. 

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“Actively collaborating and listening to our education community and workforce development partners is crucial to providing high schools, community colleges, vocational schools and technical colleges with the best possible solutions, curriculum and tools for teaching industrial robotics,” said Bob Graff, senior manager for Yaskawa Motoman Education Products, in a press release. “Yaskawa Motoman’s STEM robotics products are vital to schools, industry and ultimately the workforce for students who are pursuing careers in advanced manufacturing.”

To learn more about Yaskawa Motoman’s STEM products and services, visit motoman.com/stem.