ABB’s YuMi robot will soon debut at Wake Tech Community College to help the school launch a collaborative robotics program. YuMi is an award-winning, dual-arm, small parts assembly robot with flexible hands.
ABB donated the robot to Wake Tech through a partnership with the Wake Tech Foundation.
According to ABB, robotics is one of the fastest growing technologies in the world and the countries with the highest density of robots per factory worker—South Korea, Germany and Japan—have low unemployment rates.
The course incorporating YuMi will teaches the principles of collaborative robotics through labs and online modules. Students will explore the robot’s uses, applications, operation and maintenance. YuMi will also be included in other classes including manufacturing processes, circuit board technology, and industrial maintenance.