Randy Krall

Cobot Training at FUSE Makerspace

Introduction to Collaborative Robots workshop is now available at the FUSE Makerspace.

Build With Robots and FUSE Makerspace are teaming up to introduce the fast-growing technology of Collaborative Robots (cobots) to central New Mexico’s economy.  Anyone interested in cobot technology and applications is welcome to join this 4 hour workshop with Build with Robots co-founder, Randy Krall.

Workshop attendees will learn the essentials of collaborative robot programming. Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to perform useful work with cobots and create real-world cobot applications.

Date: 12/4/2017

Time: 4pm-8pm

Cost: $39

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CoBot-based automation

Rapid Growth of Cobots in APAC Region

At present, Collaborative Robot usage is growing faster in the Asia Pacific region than within Europe or the US. This Economic Times article describes the rapid growth of cobots in India, including applications in automotive, health care, education and research. Over the long term, this trend is likely to reverse with the US taking a leadership role. Note that according to the article, the Cobots work alongside human beings to enhance their productivity instead of replacing them, and contrary to popular perception, none of the companies that have deployed Cobots have laid off even a single employee because of it.

Cobot sales are projected to grow by more than 50% annually to around $5 Billion by 2022. Due to its relatively low energy costs and its technology-capable workforce, the US has a regional advantage in the development and deployment of automation solutions. Our mission at Build With Robots is to help catalyze the deployment of cobots into new markets. We believe that by providing training and access to this new technology, we can unleash the entrepreneurial and inventive spirits of our workforce. Our mission is to help launch market leading companies within many industries including manufacturing and automation solution providers.