Mumbai: After the successful launch of India’s first indigenously developed robot, ‘BRABO’ in April 2017, TAL Manufacturing, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Motors today launched ‘Robo Whiz’, an education cell designed for universities and polytechnics. Robo Whiz will provide students hands-on experience and help develop skills needed for effective use and management of Robotics and Automation technology.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. R S Thakur, Non-Executive Director & Chairman – TAL Manufacturing Solutions Limited, said, “Robotics and automation play a critical role in today’s manufacturing and assembly operations. With this expected to further expand in the coming years, it is imperative to train the future workforce for this transition. The launch of Robo Whiz will enable us to actively collaborate with our education community partners to develop the best possible solutions, curriculum and tools for industrial robotics.”
Robotic arms of foreign players offer limited options to access the Robot configuration and controller. The Robo Whiz comes with the open architecture, access to controller and provides an open platform for robotics learning and development practices. Integrating Robot with various peripheral devices like vision sensor, seamless signal and communication interface offers a wide scope of industrial applications to experiment with.
According to Mr.Amit Bhingurde Chief Operations Officer, TAL Manufacturing Solutions Limited,” The Robo Whiz Education Cell will help students develop skills necessary for the advanced manufacturing industry including cost reduction measures and innovative techniques to enhance quality leading to better performance. In addition to training, we will also assist education institutes to develop a curriculum. We plan to conduct robotics and automation workshops in education institutes across the country. “
The design of ‘Robo Whiz’ features an open source controller which enables easy communication with third party softwares like LabVIEW, MATLAB, Visual studio and Java. This enables students to learn various aspects of Robotics and Automation coupled with practical applications of Robot Programming, axis movement, trajectory movement, linear movement and computer vision.
The current list of BRABO Education Cell customers include BITS Dubai Campus, Kaziranga University, PSG College, Bhavnagar Polytechnic, ongoing orders with IITM and MOU with IIT Ropar
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