National Robotics Innovation Competition

Oct 31, 2013

ABB works hard to help students and employers get access to industrial robots and compete for fun. In 2007, ABB joined with the Society of Automotive Engineers to create the National Robotics Innovation Competition for Australia.


ABB teamed up with The Soci­ety of Auto­mo­tive Engi­neers (SAE) to cre­ate the Nation­al Robot­ics Inno­va­tion Com­pe­ti­tion for Aus­tralia in 2007. The objec­tive of the com­pe­ti­tion is to encour­age inter­ac­tion between stu­dents and prospec­tive employ­ers in the auto­mo­tive and indus­tri­al sects nationally.

Stu­dents part­nered with employ­ers to design and devel­op an appli­ca­tion of a robot in a work cell or a process in an indus­tri­al appli­ca­tion. Their pro­pos­al was pre­sent­ed to a Board of Direc­tors com­prised of experts in the field. The com­mit­tee eval­u­at­ed the pro­pos­als based on sav­ings gen­er­at­ed, inno­va­tion, safe­ty, like­li­hood of suc­cess, and pre­sen­ta­tion quality.

The com­pe­ti­tion win­ner, Jarred Sprig­gs from Deakin Uni­ver­si­ty, had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to watch his idea sim­u­lat­ed in Robot Stu­dio. Run­ners-up received prizes such as ABB Sim­u­la­tion soft­ware, ABB work expe­ri­ence, and robot­ics pro­gram­ming train­ing courses.

The Com­pe­ti­tion expand­ed into oth­er coun­tries and ran through 2009. For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact Robots​.com rep­re­sen­ta­tives online or at 8777626881.

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