Educational Investment in Robotics Makes Cents

By BRIAN STORIE, Inuktun Europe Director

An article in the Engineer here in the UK this week emphasized what the publication sees as growing global market demand for industrial and service robots. It seems the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council have recognized this trend and launched a new robotics network promoting academic and industry synergy. The UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network promises to bring together a number of university and industrial partners to collaborate on innovations within the robotics field.

At Inuktun Europe in Aberdeen, we well understand the economic value of investing in professional education and training within the robotics and high-technology sector. Just recently, we were able to fulfill a student's request for a work experience placement (or 'internship', in North America). This kind of on-the-job training not only enhances the value of a student's own educational journey and increases their odds of a successful and rewarding career, but also contributes to the advancement of our entire field, by bringing a fresh, bright mind and up-to-the-minute learnings to bear on real-world business and technology challenges.


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Due to continued growth of markets and production, the increasing use of robotics in a wide array of industries and the success of our valued customer partnerships, Inuktun Europe is actively looking to expand our local team, with the addition of a newly qualified college or university graduate. It's an exciting time to be engaged with the types of systems we work on, particularly given these significant new industry investments and initiatives. It just makes cents.

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