ONU provides Robotic Technology Center with help of Ohio Robot Company

Oct 20, 2013

The center for robotic technology on the ONU campus have used several KUKA KR3 robots. KUKA robotics provided the KR3s for the student and it has been amazing hands-on opportunity for the students. Robotic technology is quickly taking over production lines and so it is important that schools help prepare students.


Ohio North­ern Uni­ver­si­ty, one of the pre­mière pri­vate uni­ver­si­ties in the state of Ohio, now offers a top of the line robot­ics tech­nol­o­gy pro­gram through their part­ner­ship with KUKA Robot­ics, locat­ed in Tole­do, Ohio.

The ONU Robot­ic Cen­ter of Excel­lence, the cen­ter for robot­ic tech­nol­o­gy on the cam­pus, has sev­en KUKA KR3 robots that were pro­vid­ed to the uni­ver­si­ty by KUKA Robot­ics Cor­po­ra­tion. While based in Ohio, the par­ent com­pa­ny for KUKA is based in Augs­burg, Germany.

Five of the KR3 robots inter­face with PLCs and CNC machines at the cen­ter to sim­u­late a man­u­fac­tur­ing envi­ron­ment that per­forms load­ing, unload­ing, and part trans­fer appli­ca­tions. The oth­er two KR3’s are used for robot­ic com­pe­ti­tions that the school engages in through­out the year.

Robot­ic pro­grams, like those pro­vid­ed at ONU, are an impor­tant step toward pro­duc­ing qual­i­fied job can­di­dates for the future of man­u­fac­tur­ing tech­nol­o­gy. While robot­ics and engi­neer­ing pro­grams have been around for years, these new robot pro­grams give stu­dents hands on expe­ri­ence that they need to be qual­i­fied for employ­ment after graduation.

Stu­dents who grad­u­ate from the ONU robot­ics tech­nol­o­gy pro­gram go on to become robot­ics and appli­ca­tion engi­neers, CAD pro­gram­mers and pro­duc­tion super­vi­sors in sev­er­al major man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pa­nies in the Unit­ed States. Stu­dents who become pro­fes­sion­als in the tech­nol­o­gy field have the oppor­tu­ni­ty for excel­lent start­ing salaries that begin at around $50,000 a year.

Some grad­u­ates of robot­ics pro­grams like the one at ONU go on to work at robot­ics inte­gra­tion com­pa­nies like Robots​.com in Mar­i­on, Ohio.

Robots​.com pro­vides solu­tions from sev­er­al robot­ics com­pa­nies, includ­ing KUKA Robot­ics. Our com­pa­ny has high­ly trained engi­neers, CAD pro­gram­mers and tech­ni­cians on staff that assist cus­tomers to design and cus­tomize the right robot­ics sys­tem for their automa­tion needs.

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