While engineering specialties ranging from mechatronics to artificial intelligence are helping the robotics industry to grow, one area that is often overlooked is the need to provide hands-on experience with real-world robot operations, or RobOps, said InOrbit Inc. The company today announced InOrbit Education Edition, a free program to provide educational institutions with access to its platform.
“We want to inspire the next generation of robotics innovators, and the InOrbit Education Edition allows us to reach more people globally to prepare them for the future,” stated Florian Pestoni, co-founder and CEO of InOrbit.
“Our vision is a world where humans, robots, and AI work together to drive radical productivity improvements,” he added in a release. “Knowing how to work with robots is becoming just as important as knowing how to use a computer—no matter whether the job is serving food at a restaurant, helping patients at a hospital, or designing robots to go to Mars.”
InOrbit offers RobOps to educators
Mountain View, Calif.-based InOrbit said its RobOps platform empowers developers and end users to maximize the potential of every robot at scale. The company said its multi-cloud platform enables efficient robot operations.
It also provides observability through secure, real-time analytics and data collection, robot performance monitoring, incident response, and root-cause analysis.
The InOrbit Education Edition delivers key benefits to teachers and students, said InOrbit:
- Free forever: RobOps tools available at absolutely no cost for any number of users and an unlimited number of robots.
- Easy to use: Its user experience is designed for people of varying degrees of technical expertise that can grow with them.
- Support for any robot: From research robots available for just a couple hundred dollars to commercial robots worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, InOrbit said it provides a common way to manage robots.
InOrbit Education Edition dashboard. Click on image to enlarge. Source: InOrbit
Registration now available
Qualified educators can now register for the InOrbit Education Edition for free in minutes, making it accessible to a wide range of organizations. The software is available to high school robotics teams or classes.
The new edition is also available to university programs in related fields such as robotics, mechatronics, or computer science, as well as nonprofits like San Francisco-based Code Tenderloin and SuperTech FT.
“We are committed to fostering innovation and advancing technology education,” said Dr. Albert Hu, founder and president of SuperTech FT, whose mission is to provide STEM [science, technology, engineering, and mathematics] education to both underserved and affluent communities.
SuperTech FT also works with volunteer teachers, including more than 20 C-level tech executives, Ph.D.s, and professors.
“The InOrbit Education Edition is a significant asset to our mission, providing invaluable resources to our educators and students in the field of artificial intelligence and robotics,” Hu said.
InOrbit Education Edition provides a way to empower students to become the next generation of professionals in the dynamic world of robotics, the company said.
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