As part of this initiative, which seeks to support high school students to identify their aptitudes, interests and major talents, one robotics class was conducted in Engineering UC laboratories.
In charge of the activity was Professor Robinson Gálvez, UC Engineer, founder of HappyVolt and the one who has implemented the SmartGrid UC system.
Students learnt basic aspects of programming an industrial robot: «These classes are a general introduction to what is a robot, when, where and why they should use. The class held at the Robotics Laboratory of the School of Engineering also included practical experience to bring school students to these technologies and specifically to the programming of industrial robotic arms», says the Electrical Engineering Professor, Miguel Torres.
«After the introduction, the class focused on robotic manipulators, their geometry was analyzed, the features and advantages of each type», explains Professor Gálvez.
This experience allows students to get an idea of what could be their university studies later, and the usefulness of the discipline. Students not only learn about technologies, but can also have a better vocational discernment, which is one of the main goals of our Engineering 2030 project: transforming engineering education and learning.