Training Today to Transform Tomorrow: Robotics

If you watch the news, it is likely you have seen footage of the robotic equipment being used to make and package the COVID-19 vaccine. It is no coincidence that Kent State students are trained and certified on FANUC LR Mate robots. “Training today to transform tomorrow”, students are now able to see firsthand how they have the ability to define the future of the engineering industry. 

The FANUC LR Mate 200iD robot is used to pick-and-place vials into vertical cartons. "Although the robot shown has special end of arm tooling, the robot itself is almost exactly the
same robot that our students are trained on in the Industrial Robotics course.  They receive a FANUC certification at the end of the course and would be able to program such a robot to do this type of operation," said Dr. Darwin Boyd, assistant professor in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering. 

Obtaining a FANUC Robotics Handling Tool Operation and Programming Certificate of Completion is one of the many opportunities our students have the ability to embrace. CAE also offers FANUC Robotics HandlingTool Operation and Programming continuing education units (CEU). These technology-focused credentials take a year or less to complete and prepare current and future employees to learn new skills in order to build a stronger workforce needed in a technology-infused economy.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Mechatronics Engineering, as well as the Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics Engineering Technology integrates mechanical, electrical, computer, and controls. Mechatronics engineering and mechatronics engineering technology revolves around the design, construction, and operation of automated systems, robots, and intelligent products, which result from the integration of software and hardware.

“Our engineering programs seamlessly partner with our engineering technology programs, providing an academic experience that is unlike any offered at an institution of higher education. Only in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering will students be offered the opportunity, even encouraged, to blend learning experiences and swing between the foundational principles of underlying theory and analysis techniques and the most current application and design methods. In other words, our students at every level are encouraged to not only discover but also to integrate and apply.” - Maureen McFarland, Ph.D., Associate Dean.  

For more information about our unique and intentional blend of programs, please visit our undergraduate academics webpage. 

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POSTED: Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 5:52am
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 2:42pm