Igus has recently delivered 80 robolink arms for 40 educational facilities across India. During a workshop in Aachen, professors from India gained direct, first-hand experience of how easy it is to use the low-cost Robolink robots from igus. Robotics and automation technology is an important subject within higher-education institutions worldwide. Both Indian and German governments are working together intensively in order to boost research in these areas.
The topic of robotics and automation technology is a new field of interest at higher-education institutions in India and, in some cases, has only been explored to a very limited extent. Vangapandu Venkatanagaraju is working on behalf of the Indian government in order to set up the knowledge-transfer process between Indian and German engineers. The higher-education institutions are to learn how simple automation tasks in industry can be performed with the robot arms. 40 Indian educational facilities are each to receive two robots: the robolink DCi with four axes, integrated control system and electric magnets, as well as a robolink robot arm with four axes and pneumatic suction cups.
In the framework of a delegation trip organised by APS GmbH, 24 Indian professors familiarised themselves with the robolink systems. The company has dedicated itself to the transfer of robotics knowledge and research between the countries. The professors were trained by the igus low-cost robotics experts, Alexander Mühlens and Kai Schmitz, during an event in the Aachen Digital Capability Center. After only a brief explanation, the professors were able to define some movements of the robot and ascertain their performance.