Robot Demonstration Highlights Human-Robot Collaboration

FANUC’s CR-4iA collaborative robot demonstration at 2018 NAIAS preview week highlights human-robot collaboration and the need for a workforce skilled in automation technologies.

FANUC America is demonstrating an interactive education cart cell that features its CR-4iA collaborative robot at Automobili-D during preview week at the 2018 NAIAS. FANUC’s education cart cell features the CR-4iA collaborative robot equipped with iRVision to pick a product from a bin and present it to visitors. The visitor may stop the robot by tapping on its side, and then with a simple push of a button, the robot will return to picking products from a bin. FANUC says that the cell is ideal for both industrial and educational settings and highlights the CR-4iA robot’s capabilities to interact safely with a person while handling parts.

Since 2010, FANUC America’s Certified Education Training group has been dedicated to finding solutions that help change the perceptions of careers in manufacturing and address the critical challenges caused by a shortage of skilled workers. The company recently introduced industry-leading certifications that provide students and companies with measurable skill sets that are aligned with today’s advanced automation technologies to increase workforce readiness at all levels.

FANUC America’s educational outreach extends to all levels of instruction, from early childhood education through the university level. Today, over 650 schools offer FANUC programs for robotic programming and over 130 FANUC CNC training programs. The company says that nearly 600 instructors are currently teaching students how to use FANUC products in high schools, community colleges, technical schools and universities.