Columbus, Ohio-based Ready Robotics has launched the Ready Academy, an online educational platform that helps manufacturing professionals learn how to design, deploy, manage, and scale automation.
The platform launches with more than 40 hours of educational videos with curriculum developed by robotics PhDs Kel Guerin and Jake Huckaby. Building on more than four years of the company’s experience enabling manufacturers to deploy automation on their own, the curriculum covers automation topics including project assessment, end-of-arm tooling, parts presentation, robot safety, no-code robot programming, and building machine-tending tasks.
Key to the rapid learning enabled by the platform is the use of the company’s Forge/OS enterprise-grade operating system and Task Canvas for robot programming. In the same time it typically takes to learn how to program simple movements in a robot’s native programming language, students can achieve lights-out automation. This is accomplished through Task Canvas’ intuitive programming interface. Robot programming is condensed into a matter of days so that more attention can be given to all the other equally critical components of automation.