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Robotics Training to Help Students Qualify for the Future Workplace, Says IFR
Even as the number of industrial robots climbs worldwide, automation providers, governments, and user companies are investing in training, but some say more is needed.

What Is a Cobot, and Does My Company Need One?
Depending on the application, power- and force-limited collaborative robot arms can help businesses with tasks involving automation alongside humans, says the SwRI.

MassRobotics Opens Applications for Second Jumpstart Fellowship Program to Encourage Robotics Diversity
MassRobotics has opened registration for the second cohort of its Jumpstart Fellowship Program offering diverse high school girls opportunities to learn about STEM careers.

X-Bots Robotics to Expand Pilot STEM Program to Help Toddlers With Mobility Issues
X-Bots Robotics has partnered with the PPG Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs to apply STEM skills to help toddlers with mobility issues on the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

Robotics Retraining Gives eKAMI Graduate a New Career at MiR
Not only has Mobile Industrial Robots donated equipment to the East Kentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute, but it has also found people who have gained in-demand skills.

9 Robotics and AI Companies Make Futurology List of 101 Silicon Valley Innovators
Silicon Valley is home to hundreds of robotics and AI companies, but here are nine innovators worth watching in autonomous vehicles, dexterous manipulation, and more.

Colleges Work with RIOS to Design Curriculum for Future Skilled Technicians
As automation becomes more prevalent, companies need a new breed of upskilled technicians to work on robotic workcells.

OhmniLabs Provides Telepresence Robots to eKAMI, Industrial Users
OhmniLabs, which has grown threefold over the past year, is serving growing demand for telepresence robots in multiple industries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

FANUC America, Manufacturing Skill Standards Council to Stack Certifications
FANUC America and the MSSC are streamlining the certification process for production and materials handling operators, which they said could address worker shortages.

PrecisionHawk, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association to Train Pilots for Drone Inspections
PrecisionHawk and the NRECA wil offer training across the U.S. for FAA Part 107-certified drone pilots so that they can safely and efficiently inspect electric assets.

RoboticsCareer.org Evaluates Training Programs and Identifies Competencies, Career Paths
The ARM Institute recently launched RoboticsCareer.org as an online resource for identifying competencies, endorsing training institutions, and helping people find career paths.

RobotLAB and SoftBank Robotics America Partner to Offer Pepper, NAO, and Whiz in North America
SoftBank Robotics' Pepper and NAO humanoid service robots will be available for integration for educational and industrial use through RobotLAB, as will SoftBank's Whiz cleaning robots.

ARM Institute Announces First Three Recipients of Academic Endorsement Program
The ARM Institute has recognized a high school in Columbus, Ohio, and two programs at Wichita State University for their excellence in preparing students for careers in robotics and manufacturing.

eKentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute Opens New Training Center, Adds Robotics Coursework
eKAMI is opening a new Robotics Center in Eastern Kentucky that will include hands-on experience with a variety of robot arms and mobile robots to retrain workers for rewarding careers.

Logistics, Manufacturing, and Robots: 5 Big Things to Know and Watch
What are some of the key things that are driving the current push for robotics across numerous industries? How will more robotics in our workplaces change the current workforce?



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