Engineers from the Bristol Robotics Laboratory will deliver this free two-day workshop, which provides a practical introduction to the topic of industrial robotics.
Whatever your level of experience or ability, you will have the chance to get ‘hands on’ with our robot arms, gaining an insight into different hardware options and operating systems, while being able to question experienced technicians.
Open to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in any sector, from across Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, the two days are held in the RIFBristol workspace – a supportive learning environment. All SMEs welcome, including start-ups, micros, sole traders and larger companies.
The agenda provides an overview of the robotics sector, a tour of the Laboratory, and an opportunity to carry out practical tasks with three industrial robot arms (ABB, KUKA and Universal Robots) and associated tech (conveyer, vision system, etc.).
We aim to provide a grounding in the concepts, opportunities and operational considerations involved in using robots for innovation, product development, manufacturing, creativity and research – giving delegates a chance to experiment, and helping to de-risk hardware purchases by increasing knowledge and confidence.
The workshop is offered by the SABRE Programme, a £1.8m ERDF-funded initiative for SMEs, operated by the University of the West of England, Bristol. Places are limited to one delegate per organisation – and are only open to organisations that have not previously attended our workshops (sorry – it’s a funding thing)! Lunch, refreshments and car parking is all provided free-of-charge.