Dubai: Global technology firm Epson has partnered with Middlesex University Dubai’s newly opened Robotics Laboratory to provide students with training, workshops and a newly devised programme of collaborative research in robotics. Epson also equips the laboratory with several Epson industrial robots.
Jeroen van Beem, director of sales, Epson MEA, says: “The aim of our partnership is to make robotics more accessible to students, and to foster research. This is also in line with the UAE Government initiatives to encourage research and applications of innovative solutions in artificial intelligence and robotics. We look forward to our partnership with Middlesex University Dubai which will inspire students to pursue a career in robotics that is increasingly playing an important role in manufacturing, and other industries, including driverless cars, unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), 3D printers, and many more. We will work alongside students from the University to grow and develop their skills to contribute to this growing sector.”
In his opening remarks during the inauguration of the robotics lab, Dr. Cedwyn Fernandes, pro vice-chancellor and director of Middlesex University Dubai, stated: “Middlesex University Dubai is committed to moving forward in line with the UAE government’s directives, providing a significant contribution to society. The official launch of our robotics lab signifies the advances we have made in providing innovative, creative and technical skills to our students.”
The partnership with Middlesex University was signed by Abdulnassir Ali, sales manager- visual instruments and professional displays, Epson; and Dr. Cedwyn Fernandes, pro vice-chancellor and director of Middlesex University Dubai. Following the signing by both parties, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the Robotics Laboratory, with the cake cutting performed by an Epson VT6 robot.
Students from the University’s foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes presented their various robotics projects at the event. Highlights included an autonomous ground robot, tea making robot, balcony plant growing robot, hairdresser robot, multirotor drone and UAV control centre software.
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Engineered for maximum usability and a low total cost of ownership (TCO), the 6-axis VT6 is built to automate simple, repetitive material handling tasks that humans may find tedious. Manufacturers have been reluctant to automate material handling tasks that add little value because of the expense and trouble involved in building production lines. Epson is bringing down this barrier with the competitively priced and easy to install VT6. Drawing on the miniature controller technology it developed for its T-Series SCARA robots, Epson equipped this entry-level robot with a built-in controller. Among the many possible uses are machine tending applications in which components or workpieces are loaded into and unloaded from test equipment
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, watches and industrial robots,
the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 76,000 employees in 87 companies around the world and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts. global.epson.com
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Epson Middle East oversees Epson’s operations in the Middle East markets, in close coordination with Epson Europe. Headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Epson Middle East works closely with a network of resellers and distributors across Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Syria and Yemen, ensuring the availability of its wide, technologically advanced product range to businesses and consumers in the region. https://www.epson-middleeast.com/
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