NEXCOM International (USA) - As part of Boise State University's new push to implement robotics education into its engineering department, they worked with NEXCOM to put four robots in their new robotics innovation space. The robots will be used by graduate and undergraduate students with the ultimate goal of giving them hands-on training on robots they may encounter out in the workforce.
“For over 5 years, NEXCOM has been investing numerous resources to gather know-how and design solution products needed to solidify our position in the robotics business. I am very proud of being an educational robotics pioneer and working with Boise State University on its first order with NEXCOM's brand new subsidiary, NexCOBOT,” said Clement Lin, chairman of NEXCOM.
Committed to the Industry 4.0 revolution, NEXCOM offer comprehensive solutions to capture data from robots, intelligent machines and smart production line. In the traditional production line, machines vary in vendors with individualized proprietary control system and controllers. The differences in communication protocols prohibit direct communication between machines, making it difficult to capture equipment data and manage systems centrally. With Open architecture, NEXCOM’s solutions allow machines to work in cohesion and effectively enhance production line efficiency.
“With more interest in advanced manufacturing, there is a need to ensure our engineering students are prepared to enter this new era of product line deployment, supply chain management and big data analysis for manufacturing. As robotics are an important component to this new era of manufacturing, we see this an opportunity to implement robotics into our education,” said JoAnn Slama Lighty, Dean from College of Engineering, Boise State University.
“First step is to build the eco-system so that IIoT can serve manufacturers efficiently. NexCOBOT advocate the idea of education first. In the beginning, we will work with Boise State University to provide educational robot (miniBOT) with software integrated, establish training center and provide courses, then NexCOBOT will widely duplicate this model across the US. We believe by adopting industry-university cooperative project will benefit young talent for Made in America policy,” said Clement Lin.
"This is one of the opportunities for students to work with precision automation to really look at how all of this comes together, as well as cybersecurity issues so that our students can be prepared to enter these workforces, and these companies that are really looking at these types of automation for their manufacturing," said JoAnn Lighty.