The use of collaborative robotics is growing and will continue to grow. Future electronics and robotics graduates will have to work alongside big data and artificial intelligence experts to program, monitor, and analyze data coming in and out of cobots and their integrated computer vision (AV) systems. While we’ve been telling you about DTAM project for the past year now, there was another project steadily making progress towards addressing these challenges: the INCOBOTICS – Ready for Industry 5.0. The project was run by three of our existing partners i.e. Politeknika Ikastegia Txorierri (Spain), Apro Formazione (Italy), IDEC (Greece), and another partner from France – CFAI Adamic. With project INCOBOTICS, co-funded by the Erasmus+ program of the EU, the four partners chose to invest in the future of education and lay the groundwork for this to happen via the following results:
- A Training Module suitable for:
- EQF level 5+ educationalists (HE and high level VET);
- Industrial and technical students (future workers in Industry);
- Industrial workers who require upskilling in programming for CO-BOTS via courses for the employed or unemployed workers.
The Module comprises of three ready to use, tested and validated units of learning in collaborative robotics as follows:
- Introduction to Collaborative Robotics in Industry: Industry 5.0
- Programming COBOTS
- Artificial Vision Systems
After attending the INCOBOTICS Module, students will be able to understand Industry 5.0, comprehend the COBOTS major brands available on the market, understand the main functionalities of a COBOT, programme a COBOT, understand the capacities and range of Artificial Vision and learn how to programme Artificial Vision.
2. A Best Practices Guide for Teachers and Trainers, which offers pedagogical support and frames the INCOBOTICS Module in the Challenge Based Learning (CBL) Methodology. The Guide includes:
- Guidelines for implementing the innovative Challenge Based Learning – CBL- methodology upon the INCOBOTICS Module and Units of Learning;
- ECT accreditation guide for the INCOBOTICS units/module. Principles can be extracted to support accreditation of other units/modules, which teachers design in the course of their work;
- Four programming challenges created transnationally using different COBOTs.
The Guide is available in four languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French.
On Thursday 30 September 2021, the project ended and the developed materials were finally made available for free on the official project training platform here.
Discover more about the Incobotics project at www.incobotics.eu/