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ABB and SAE-A launch National Robotics Innovation Competition

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ABB Australia and the Society of Automotive Engineers Australasia have launched National Robotics Innovation Competition. The Competition involved students teaming up with employers to design and develop an application of a Robot in a work cell or process in an industrial application. ABB will host an Information evening on the 7th of March 2007.

Each and everyday hundreds of thousands of Robots work around the clock doing various tasks from manufacturing and assembling car components to packaging and palletising food and beverages.

National Robotics Innovation Competition is open to anyone:


  • Who can think of a manufacturing process or industrial application that could reap benefits from the integration of a Robot
  • Who want valuable networking opportunities to impress automotive and industrial employers with innovation and design skills
  • Who ever wanted to design a Robot Cell

The National Robotics Innovation competition involves:

Students teaming up with employers to design and develop an application of a Robot in a work cell or process in an industrial application.

Students will then have the opportunity to present their proposal to a Board of Directors made up of a committee of experts in the field. The proposals will be evaluated on savings generated, innovation, safety, likelihood of success and presentation quality.

The winner of the competition will have their idea simulated in Robot Studio, making their proposal one step closer to reality.

Other prizes include ABB Simulation software, ABB work experience in the Robotics Division, Robotics Programming training courses and more for students, universities and employers.

Students, employers and Universities are invited to attend an information and networking session held at the ABB Notting Hill or via video link from our Sydney, Perth and Queensland offices on the 7th of March 2007.

The night will involve:

  • Presentations on Robot applications in industry
  • Competition launch
  • Tour of the ABB Notting Hill facility
  • Networking opportunities with SAE, ABB and industry representatives

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