By Andy Choi
Intelligrated, a North-American supplier of automated material handling solutions initiated a series of educational events on April 13, at its St. Louis facility. During National Robotics Week, Intelligrated hosted the educational events with an intent to inspire both international and local students to intensify their interest in robotics engineering.
Intelligrated Hosts Students in Celebration of National Robotics Week
On April 13, the engineers at Intelligrated welcomed the students of Washington University for an educational tour, which included visiting the company’s production operation as well as a 5,050-square-foot R&D facility called Alvey Robotics Lab, where the concept and applications of new robotic innovations were explained. A series of demonstrations were presented for the students during the closure of the tour, followed by luncheon with Intelligrated engineers.
Intelligrated will be hosting various lab tours for students all through the month of April. A group of Netherland students have been invited for an educational tour during this month end. The tour includes visiting the Intelligrated robotics lab, and also a rare chance to communicate with the robotic engineers at Intelligrated. The industrial automation and electromechanic students will travel to the United States for participating at the St. Louis “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology” (FIRST) Championship.
Intelligrated plays a major role in promoting the objectives of the FIRST Championship. By conducting hands-on training and team-based robotics challenges, the event motivates several youth to become pioneers in science and technology. The FIRST Championship integrates the FIRST LEGO League World Festival, Tech Challenge World Championship, and the ultimate Sport for the Mind-inspiring Jr. FIRST LEGO League World Festival. The event will take place at the Edward Jones Dome, between April 25 and 28 in St. Louis.