Industrial robots are increasingly used in the agri-food, automotive and aeronautical industries, including in Bretagne. However, trained staff is lacking, to such an extent that the Lycée Joliot-Curie in Rennes has decided to equip itself with several machines to train employees and students.
Unique in western France, this tray offers a digital simulation of an assembly line. It required an investment of €900 k. The German company Kuka, 2nd global manufacturer of industrial robots, financed 50% of it and offered to train their customers, hoping to convince Western companies to equip themselves with robotics in the wake.
The project is also supported by the Region, whose interest is to have state-of-the-art training tools to support the economic activity of Breton companies. These robots are used on agri-food, automotive and aeronautic production lines, the jewels of the Breton industry. Bretagne is the most demanding French region in industrial robotics, along with Rhône-Alpes-Auvergne.
Source : Ouest France – 04/04/2017