Schools across the region can win a robot in an Epson contest

Schools across the region can win a robot in an Epson contest
Robotics are central to the future of manufacturing, healthcare, and many other sectors.
Published: 12 September 2018 - 5:27 a.m.
By: David Ndichu

A new contest by Epson pits universities, colleges and research institutions across EMEAR across each other, with winners walking away with a robot.

The company, which provides SCARA robots and automation solutions, says the competition is aimed at supporting the growth, development and competitiveness of industry and automation.

 “Skills and creativity are at the heart of innovation. Epson recognises the need to promote and support talent and skills development. Millennials, who make up 50% of the world’s population, will face a radically different working world to now. We know that young people have the potential, so our competition is designed to place the technology of the future in their hands,” said Jason Whiley, director of sales, Epson Middle East.

Applicants are invited to submit a proposal before 15th December 2018 for the opportunity to win up to three Epson robots to support their project. Applications will be judged on a set of criteria including innovation, education, skills development, unique robot usage and sustainability. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their application in front of a panel of judges

Industry 4.0 is a reality. As automation continues to expand, many new and innovative applications for robots are being developed. Revolutionising industry and other sectors, they have the potential to radically improve the quality of our working lives.

The number of industrial robots deployed worldwide is expected to increase to around 2.6 million units by 2019. Across Central and Eastern Europe especially, robot adoption is set to grow by up to 20% year-on-year over the next two years, the highest growth rate globally after China.

This growth places robotics as central to the future of manufacturing, healthcare, and many other sectors. Robots can also help in training, waste reduction and reducing energy consumption.

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